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Lululemon Murder Trial: Jury Selection Resumes

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Brittany Norwood is accused of killing her coworker, Jayna Murray, at the Bethesda yoga store where they both worked.
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Brittany Norwood is accused of killing her coworker, Jayna Murray, at the Bethesda yoga store where they both worked.

Jury selection resumed Tuesday in the murder trial for Brittany Norwood, the woman charged with killing her co-worker in the Lululemon yoga store in Bethesda in March. 

Prosecutors and defense attorneys started with a potential pool of 300 jurors Monday; the vast majority of them told the attorneys and court officials that they were already familiar with the highly public case. The judge in the case says jury selection will be "difficult.

Potential jurors were told they are prohibited from using social media until and if they are selected. Several jurors admitted in court that it would be difficult to avoid. Yesterday, the judge and attorneys interviewed jurors on a range of subjects, including their feelings on race and how heavily they might weigh police testimony. 

Norwood is accused of murdering her coworker, Jayna Murray, in the yoga apparel store where they both worked, and then staging her own attack in an attempt to cover up the crime. Norwood initially told police that she and Murray had been attacked inside the shop by two masked men. 

After potential jurors were dismissed Monday, the prosecution revealed more details about the case in a motion hearing, according to WTOP. Police found Murray with a rope around her neck, and she was found having been attacked by multiple weapons, including a hammer and a metal rack from the store.

The trial is expected to last eight to 10 days.


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