Shawn Oliver charged for the 2014 murder of trans woman Mia Henderson

Police announced charges against Shawn Oliver, a 44-year-old Hagerstown man, in the death of Henderson on July 16, 2014.

“It’s important for the community to know that its police department is not standing still and taking body blows,” said interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. “We’re not just lost in the moment of August 2015. There are other victims and victims’ families that are crying for justice.”

Oliver was charged with first-degree murder, as well as second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

Mia Henderson fought back.

“Mia fought back, and thank God that she fought back because we were able to close this case with a DNA hit when DNA was recovered from underneath her fingertips and later matched to our suspect,” Davis said.

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