Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Man indicted in Quince Orchard murder

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A grand jury indicted the Gaithersburg native accused of murdering Lindsay Marie Harvey, 25, in an April 13 robbery outside her home at the Grove Park Apartments in Gaithersburg.

Shawn M. Henderson, 25, who once lived on Clopper Road, but recently lived in Landover, was indicted on first-degree murder, use of a handgun in commission of a crime of violence and robbery with a dangerous or deadly weapon, said Seth Zucker, spokesman for Montgomery County State’s Attorney John J. McCarthy.

Audrey Creighton, Henderson’s public defender, declined comment.

Henderson, a previously convicted violent offender, faces the death penalty or life without parole if convicted.

He is being held in lieu of bond at the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville. Henderson served more than six years in jail for three armed robberies he committed in 1999 in Gaithersburg. In those robberies, two victims’ throats were slit and another victim was stabbed in the neck. He was released in 2006.

Harvey, a DNA analyst for the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory in Rockville, was shot once in the head after a Saturday night out with friends, police have said. She was walking from her car to her apartment on the 700 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard when she was attacked.