Thursday, November 3, 2011

Brittany Norwood a Yoga store worker guilty of bludgeoning colleague to death with 331 wounds by 6 different weapons - 3rd Nov 2011

A woman who killed her co-worker in a Lululemon yoga clothing shop has been convicted of first-degree murder and now faces the prospect of spending the rest of her life behind bars.

Brittany Norwood, 29, used at least half a dozen weapons from inside the store to kill Jayna Murray, 30, in a 'prolonged and brutal attack' on March 11.

These included a hammer, wrench, knife and peg used to hold up a mannequin.

Norwood was yesterday found guilty after a jury in Montgomery County, Maryland, took an hour to reach a verdict.

Norwood attacked Miss Murray inside the Lululemon Athletica shop in Bethesda, Maryland - a Washington, DC suburb - and then staged a robbery.

She used numerous weapons to kill her, then lied and told police that they had been attacked by masked men.

Her defence lawyer conceded that Norwood killed Miss Murray, but said it happened during a fight and wasn't premeditated. Read More