Wow, as if we needed more shockers this week. The Lululemon murder gets even more sinister as Brittany Norwood is charged with killing her co-worker, Jayna Murray. That means NO mysterious masked men were involved, as originally reported to the police by Norwood herself. Also, it appears Norwood’s story of sexual assault was a lie and her bruises and wounds, self-inflicted. This is not the kind of stuff we like to report on.
Via Washington Post:
A big break in the case was provided by evidence found in Murray’s car, [Montgomery County Police Chief J. Thomas] Manger said. Norwood had gotten into Murray’s car, which had been parked in front of the store, and drove it to a parking lot a few blocks away off Wisconsin Avenue, the chief said. He declined to specify what was found in the car.
Manger also said detectives found only two sets of bloody shoe prints in the Lululemon store. One set belonged to Norwood, he said, and the other came from shoes that belonged to the store and were found at the crime scene. So that cast doubt on the story about intruders, police said.
In addition, employees of an Apple store next door said they heard two women arguing the night of the killing, Manger said.
While the town of Bethesda can breathe a shallow sigh of relief knowing now that there aren’t any masked madmen on the loose, it doesn’t soothe the minds of Jayna’s family, friends, and co-workers, or the yoga community. It’s a sobering reminder that even the cheeriest and perceivably positive of settings can’t prevent emotions from overriding rational decision making. Unfortunately, this ended up as a stark example of goalsetting gone wrong.