A man accused of killing the young mother of his child on Thanksgiving in Lowell, Massachusetts, appeared in court Tuesday.
Dejah Jenkins-Minus, a 22-year-old Boston woman, was found dead at a home on Llewelyn Street Friday morning, authorities said. Her infant daughter wasn't there.
Her boyfriend, 22-year-old Leonard Robinson, was arrested and charged with her murder.
"This was a tragic death, and it was caused by him on Thanksgiving day," Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Brant said Tuesday in Lowell District Court, where Robinson was arraigned.
Jenkins-Minus traveled to Robinson's Lowell home early Thanksgiving morning with her 2-month old daughter. Roger Rondeau lives across the street and says he saw her arrive.
"She brought in a baby, a baby carrier and a bag and he let her in," Rondeau said.
Jenkins-Minus never returned to her own home in Boston on the holiday as planned. With the help of relatives, police conducted a wellbeing check and discovered her body in a locked bedroom of the Llewellyn Street home.
"Dejah's neck was fractured. And she had over 58 stab wounds to her body by a sharp object," said Brant.
"He's polite, but has his bad side," Rondeau said.
Robinson was ordered held without bail. He'll be back in court next month.