Jerome Lewis Indicted in Samauri Jenkins Murder

Jerome Lewis was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree felony murder, arson, assault, first-degree child cruelty and threatening to kidnap in connection with the February fire death of 4-year-old Samauri Jenkins. Lewis pleaded innocent to all charges and remains held pending a status hearing January 14, 2014. Police and members of the fire department found … Read more →

Substantial Probability” Found in Fire Death of Four-Year-Old Samauri Jenkins

Judge John Ramsey Johnson found substantial probability Friday that Jerome Lewis intentionally set a fire that killed 4-year-old Samauri Jenkins last month. Lewis will remain held while a grand jury investigates the case. Lewis’ defense attorney, Anthony Matthews, argued at the hearing Friday, that the government could not conclusively show that Lewis set the fire … Read more →

Jerome Lewis Ordered Held in Fire that Killed Four-Year-Old Samauri Jenkins

Jerome Calvary Lewis was ordered held Saturday on suspicion of causing a fatal fire that killed a 4-year-old child. Lewis, 46, is suspected of second-degree murder in connection with the case. According to charging documents, firefighters found the child, Samauri Jenkins, unconscious in a second floor bedroom in the home on Feb. 17. Fire authorities … Read more →

SE DC Fire Survivor Suspected of Murder in Death of 4-Year-Old

A 46-year-old man who escaped a house fire in Southeast DC early Sunday morning has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the blaze. Police say that the man, Jerome Calvary Lewis, is responsible for the death of the four-year-old child in the fire. That child, identified as Samauri Jenkins, was found … Read more →

Jerome Calvary Lewis

  • Arrested: Feb. 22, 2013
  • Age: 46
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Feb. 3, 2013 death of Samauri Jenkins.