Lowell Homicide Suspect Arrested and Charged

LOWELL – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Lowell Police Superintendent Kelly Richardson have announced that Leonard D. Robinson, 22 of Lowell, has been arrested and charged with murder. He is charged in connection with the homicide of Dejah Jenkins-Minus, 22 of Boston, that occurred on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Robinson was located in Boston and arrested without incident. He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Lowell District Court.

The preliminary investigation suggests that Robinson allegedly killed Dejah Jenkins-Minus on November 25, 2021, in a home located on Llewellyn Street before fleeing the scene. Lowell Police responded to the house on November 26, 2021, at approximately 10:45 a.m., to conduct a well-being check for Jenkins and her two-month-old daughter at the request of a person known to Dejah Jenkins-Minus. Upon arrival, officers found her body inside the residence with signs of apparent trauma. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced her dead. The Chief Medical Examiner later ruled her death a homicide by multiple sharp force injuries. The baby was subsequently located unharmed.

On Saturday, November 27, 2021, Officers executed a search warrant at the Llewelyn Street residence and recovered multiple items, including a knife that appears to be consistent with the murder weapon.

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecutors assigned to this case are Tom Brant and Caitlin Gemmill. The Victim Witness Advocate is Susie Marshall.

This is investigation is being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police Violent Apprehension Unit, the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and the Lowell Police and Boston Police Departments.