Lululemon Murder Suspect Held Without Bond

1:12 PM, Mar 21, 2011   |    comments
Brittany Norwood was found guilty of first degree murder of co-worker Jayna Murray at the Lululemon Athletica store in Bethesda, Nov. 3, 2011.
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ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- A judge ordered Brittany Norwood, the suspect in Lululemon Athletica murder case held without bond after prosecutors described an unbelievably brutal crime.

State's Attorney John McCarthy says Brittany Norwood beat Jayna Murray so many times it was impossible to count. The blows to her head were so severe that her spinal cord was severed.

McCarthy called her a flight risk and a clear threat to the community.

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The assistant public defender representing Norwood asked for some bond, but the judge denied it.

McCarthy said Norwood sat in Murray's car for at least an hour and a half trying to decide what to do after killing her.

According to the State's Attorney, Jayna Murray discovered several items taken from the store in Norwood's bag and said that was the motive for the attack.

The state's attorney says this crime does not qualify for the death penalty. If convicted, the maximum penalty Norwood would receive is life without parole.

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