Judge Allows Video Into Evidence in Lululemon Murder Trial

Video shows defendant talking to brother

Saturday, Oct 15, 2011  |  Updated 10:53 AM EDT
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Video Evidence OK in Lululemon Murder Trial

Lululemon homicide victim Jayna Murray

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A judge ruled that a key piece of evidence will be allowed in the Lululemon Athletica homicide trial, News4’s John Schriffen reported.

The judge addressed pretrial motions at the Montgomery County Judicial Center Friday. The defense wanted a video of Brittany Norwood talking to her brother kept out of the trial.

Norwood is accused of killing Jayna Murray, her coworker at the Bethesda Row store.

Another coworker found Norwood bound and apparently injured next to Murray’s body the morning of March 12. Norwood said that she and Murray were attacked by two men inside the store after closing the night before. Evidence did not support the story, and Norwood was charged with first-degree murder.

Murray apparently saw store property in Norwood’s bag, authorities said.

In the video, taken before Norwood was charged, her brother asked her if Murray accused her of shoplifting. It’s hard to hear whether she said yes or no, Schriffen reported, but she then said that Murray was going to make sure the manager knew.

The trial is scheduled for Oct. 24 and is expected to last eight days.

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