Insanity Defense Possible in Lululemon Slaying

By Jennifer Doren
|  Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011  |  Updated 7:15 PM EDT
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Insanity Defense Possible in Lululemon Slaying

Montgomery County Police

The mug shot of Brittany Norwood, suspected in the death of her Lululemon coworker, Jayna Murray.

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Lawyers for a woman charged with killing her coworker at an upscale Bethesda Row yoga store are considering an insanity defense.

Plans were announced in a Montgomery County courtroom Wednesday to call at least one mental health expert during Brittany Norwood's October trial.

Murray is charged with beating Jayna Murray to death inside the Lululemon Athletica shop last March.

The killing is believed to have taken place after Murray confronted Norwood about stealing from the store.

The 28 year-old’s defense team suggested to Judge R. Greenberg their client is too mentally ill to be held responsible for murder and called for more time to arrange for an expert.

They also told the judge that they’re trying to suppress five statements their client made to investigators after Murray’s death.

Police said her original story was that two masked men entered the store near closing time and attacked her and Murray during a violent robbery.

Norwood’s trail is set for October 24.

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