Private Defense Attorneys Retained For Woman Accused of Killing Co-Worker at Lululemon
Lawyers wouldn't comment on the case Monday.
Brittany Norwood, the woman accused of killing her co-worker Jayna Murray at the Lululemon store in downtown Bethesda March 11, is now being represented by private defense attorneys, according to court records.
An attorney for Norwood wouldn’t comment on the case against her Monday.
Norwood was represented by the public defenders' office during a bond review hearing last week. At the hearing, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said that Norwood had told police she and Murray had been attacked by two masked men and Murray had been killed. McCarthy said a police investigation revealed that Norwood killed Murray, told “pathological” lies to police, and staged the crime scene to make it appear as though an attack had taken place.
Norwood is charged with first-degree murder, and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing April 15.
Court records list Norwood’s defense attorneys as Christopher Griffiths and Douglas Wood. Both practice for Riverdale-based law firm Roberts & Wood.
An online bio describes Griffiths as “an accomplished trial attorney who has handled hundreds of cases in matters ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, including narcotics, sex offenses, robberies and homicides.”
An online bio describes Wood as “one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area.” Wood has handled over 50 jury trials in homicide cases, according to the bio.
Reached Monday, Griffiths confirmed he was representing Norwood but wouldn’t comment further. “We’re not commenting on the case,” Griffiths said.