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Jayna Murray's Parents Visit Lululemon

Victim's Family Makes a Surprise Visit to See Murray's Coworkers and Shop for Christmas Gifts



    One day after Brittany Norwood was convicted of the first-degree of Jayna Murray, the victim's parents visited the Bethesda yoga store where their daughter was killed. (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011)

    Jayna Murray's parents and other family members paid a surprise visit to the Lululemon store in Bethesda, which they say Jayna loved as her "second home."

    Late Wednesday, Murray's coworker Brittany Norwood was convicted of first-degree murder in Murray's death. One juror said the testimony of Phyllis Murray, Jayna's mother, had a big impact on their verdict.

    On Thursday, the Murray family visited with Jayna's friends who still work there, and David Murray, Jayna's father, said the Murray family loves Jayna's Lululemon friends, and the employees love the family.

    "We came down to do Christmas shopping," said Phyllis Murray, Jayna's mother. "We always received Lululemon gifts under the tree. This year will not be any different."

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    At one point the Murrays, their son, his wife and their niece went into the back of the store, where Jayna's body was found.

    "Phyllis and I have been in the back before, but we had to go back again and pray again," David Murray said, "for the full recognition of what has happened to Jayna and what happened to us."

    Jayna's mother said the other family members had not been in the back of the store before today, but it was important to visit. "To avoid it is to avoid Jayna," she said.

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    On the night of March 11, employees at the Apple store, which shares a common wall with Lululemon heard a commotion, two women arguing and a voice saying, "Oh God, please help me." The Apple employees did not report it to the police.

    Early Thursday, someone arrange the number "331" in flowers in front of the Apple store. Jayna Murray suffered 331 wounds during the attack by Norwood.