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Four New Testimonies Reveal Shocking Evidence in Murder Trial

Four New Testimonies Reveal Shocking Evidence in Murder Trial

The State's Prosecutor called four witnesses to the stand Monday in the lululemon Bethesda murder trial in Rockville.

The four witnesses included: a forensic lab director and expert in blood patterning, a forensic biologist, and two police officers.

Dr. William Vosburgh, Forensic Lab Director and expert in blood patterning, testified that the beating followed a pattern where the victim was standing, then crouching, and then on or near the floor. He said that the beating started while both were standing.

In one of the photos, you could see the victim, Jayna Murray, on the floor and that her shoes were noticeably clean of blood. Dr Vosburgh testified that her shoes were fairly clean of blood, though pools of blood were found around her, concluding she was not standing very long.

"You would call it a quick timeline of the victim, Jayna Murray, standing then on or near the floor," explained Dr. Vosburgh. 

Day 6: More Graphic Images Introduced in Lululemon Murder Trial

Day 6: More Graphic Images Introduced in Lululemon Murder Trial

The second week in the murder trial of Brittany Norwood (State v. Brittany Norwood) began Monday morning.

Defendant Brittany Norwood faces 1st degree murder charges after co-worker, Jayna Murray was found beaten to death in the Bethesda Lululemon yoga store last Spring, by using six to eight different weapons including a box cutter, merchandise peg, hammer and a variety of tools found in a toolbox.

Three witnesses were called to the stand this morning including a police officer, a forensic lab director and expert in blood patterning, along with an expert in forensic biology.

More photos were introduced in the case for the jury including graphic photos of blood spatter found on the walls to illustrate witness’ findings and photos of the victim found at the crime scene.

Montgomery County Participates in Third Annual DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Montgomery County Participates in Third Annual DEA Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The following information was sent to us by Lucille Baur:

The Washington Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is working with local law enforcement agencies, government, and public health organizations across the country to present its third “Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. through2:00 p.m.  The initiative, which began in September of 2010, is part of an effort to prevent the increasing problems of pill abuse and theft that occur nationwide.

Day 2-Jury Selection-In the Lululemon Murder Trial

Day 2-Jury Selection-In the Lululemon Murder Trial

In the murder trial of Brittany Norwood, who is accused of slaying her coworker, Jayna Murray, a jury pool of 65 prospective jurors were selected out of the original 149 Tuesday.

The final 12 members and five alternates will be made from the 65 and empaneled, Wednesday, October 26th.

The judge will then instruct the selected jurors about the case.

Thereafter the trial will begin with opening statements by mid-afternoon.

In addition, Judge Greenberg had indicated on Monday he would make a ruling on the prosecutor's desire to submit a presentation of physical evidence such as photos in his opening statement which the defense attorney had objected to.

Deaths at Village at Rockville Investigated as Murder/ Suicide

 

The following information was sent to us by the Rockville Department of Police:

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are investigating the deaths of an 80-year-old male and 74-year-old female that occurred at The Village at Rockville, a senior living community in Rockville.  At this time, detectives are investigating the deaths as an apparent murder/suicide. 

Lululemon Murder Trial Updates

Lululemon Murder Trial Updates

 

In the murder trial of Brittany Norwood (State v. Brittany Norwood) , Judge Greenberg has excused the first pool of approximately 144 prospective jurors to lunch, but only for 45 minutes not the normal one hour.

"We are making real progress believe it or not," said Judge Greenberg concerning the jury selection process.

Day 2 of Jury Selection in the Lululemon Murder Trial

Day 2 of Jury Selection in the Lululemon Murder Trial

 

Just before the court adjourned for the day in the murder trial of Brittany Norwood (State v. Brittany Norwood) , Judge Greenberg brought in the second pool of approximately 150 prospective jurors to be sworn in on Monday, October 24th. 

The court instructed the jurors to not use any electronic devices, watch TV, or read any type of newspapers for the duration of their time in the selection process.