No Parole For Norwood, Lululemon Prosecution Argues
The prosecution argued for a sentence of life without the possibility of parole in a sentencing memo, the Washington Post reported.
Brittany Norwood, the woman convicted of killing her co-worker Jayna Murray at Bethesda's Lululemon shop in March, would pose a "tremendous danger" if released from prison, county State's Attorney John McCarthy stated in a sentencing memo obtained by the Washington Post.
In the prosecution's memo, McCarthy argues for a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for Norwood, the Post reported.
Norwood, who prosecutors say lied to police and elaborately staged the crime scene at the shop to make it appear as if the two women had been attacked, will face sentencing at 1 p.m. Friday. A judge will decide whether or not Norwood should be allowed the possibility of parole.
“It is the State’s firm belief that this defendant cannot be rehabilitated and will pose a danger to the community should she ever be released from prison,” the memo read, according to the Post. The memo also called Norwood a "pathological liar," the Post reported.
Norwood's attorneys are expected to argue in a recommendation to the court for a sentence that allows for the possibility of parole, the Post reported. “A sentence of life without the possibility of parole is a sentence of death by incarceration which is uncalled for in this case,” Norwood's attorney, Douglas Wood, wrote in an email to the Post.
Norwood is not eligible for the death penalty.