For Immediate Release 4/5/2017
Southeastern District - Terrance Jenkins pled guilty Monday morning to the first degree murder of Gina Kirchner. Jenkins pled guilty late last week to murdering his girlfriend, Shelly Fillion, in Baltimore County just days before strangling Kirchner to death. Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Stock prosecuted the case.
On December 17, 2015 at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Baltimore County Criminal Apprehension Support Team (CAST) were monitoring the whereabouts of Jenkins, because he was suspected of murder. The officers watched as Kirchner opened the door of her residence in the 3600 block of Pulaski Street for Jenkins.
Jenkins entered the residence— then left roughly half an hour later through the back door of the home. The CAST officers apprehended Jenkins as he approached a parked Ford Explorer that belonged to Fillion.
Once Jenkins was in custody, officers searched the residence and found Kirchner lying lifeless on the floor. Jenkins had strangled her to death with a scarf, which was wrapped several times around her neck.
“Clearly an individual that could commit such a heinous act against someone he purported to love, has no regard for human life and deserves to spend his life behind bars.” State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.
Jenkins was convicted in 2010 of a first degree domestic violence assault involving strangulation. As mentioned above, Jenkins recently pled guilty to strangling Fillion to death in 2015.