Lululemon murder

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Lululemon murder
DateMarch 11, 2011 (2011-03-11)
LocationBethesda, Maryland, U.S.
CauseMultiple injuries
ParticipantsBrittany Norwood
OutcomeConvicted of first-degree murder
DeathsJayna Troxel Murray

The Lululemon murder occurred on March 11, 2011, at a Lululemon Athletica store located in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, when Brittany Norwood, a store worker, murdered Jayna Troxel Murray, a fellow employee at the store. The case received widespread media coverage and was commonly referred to as the "Lululemon murder".[1] In January 2012, Norwood was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole.

Murder[edit]

Norwood lured Murray back to the store after closing by claiming to have left her metro card behind, then, after a brief argument, attacked her, inflicting 331 injuries, including head trauma and stab wounds.[2][3] Murray died in the store's back hallway, after which Norwood staged a crime scene and claimed that intruders had raped both women and killed Murray.[4][2] The prosecution was barred from introducing evidence that Murray had accused Norwood of shoplifting.[2][5] The defense argued for a conviction of second-degree murder, claiming the attack was not pre-meditated.[4] The case received intense media coverage and was commonly referred to as the "Lululemon murder".[4][6][5]

In January 2012, Norwood was sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.[7] She is imprisoned in the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.[8][9] In a published opinion on April 29, 2015, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland denied Norwood's request for a new trial, effectively ending Norwood's direct appeal options.[10][non-primary source needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Morse, Dan (October 23, 2011). "Lululemon killing trial begins Monday". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Noble, Andrea (November 2, 2011). "Guilty verdict in Lemon murder case". The Washington Times. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Rosenwald, Michael S. (November 2, 2011). "Inside the courtroom: The words hanging over the Lululemon trial". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Morse, Dan; Zapana, Victor (November 2, 2011). "Brittany Norwood convicted of killing Lululemon co-worker Jayna Murray". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Second Week of Testimony in Lululemon Murder Trial". NBC Washington. October 31, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  6. ^ Martinez, Edecio (November 3, 2011). "Brittany Norwood found guilty of first degree murder in Lululemon trial". CBS News. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  7. ^ Morse, Dan (March 12, 2012). "Lululemon marks anniversary of Jayna Murray's death". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2012.
  8. ^ Rosenwald, Michael S. (November 3, 2011). "Where Brittany Norwood is headed for a very long time". Washington Post. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Inmate Locator". Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  10. ^ Berger, J. (April 29, 2015). "REPORTED IN THE COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS OF MARYLAND" (PDF). Retrieved July 26, 2021.