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Defense blasts state case in killing of transgender woman

Defense blasts state case in killing of transgender woman

The defense attorney representing the man accused of murdering NBA player Reggie Bullock's sister blasted the state's case in opening arguments Tuesday, calling it a "pointless" and "cruel" prosecution.

Mia Henderson, a 26-year-old transgender woman, was found stabbed to death just before 6 a.m. in an alley in West Baltimore on July 16, 2014. Assistant State's Attorney Charles Fitzpatrick told jurors that months later, police linked DNA found under her fingernails to a Hagerstown man named Shawn Oliver.

Oliver, 46, told police that he had had sex with Henderson the night before, but said he did not kill her.

Public defender Isabel Lipman said that...

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