The lead prosecutor in the case against Brittany Norwood, the woman accused of killing co-worker Jayna Murray at Bethesda's Lululemon store in March of 2011, will speak about the case at Montgomery College Wednesday evening.
John McCarthy, Montgomery County State's Attorney, will discuss the role forensics played in the case against Norwood during a 7 p.m. lecture at the Montgomery College Germantown campus at 20200 Observation Drive.
The lecture will take place in Globe Hall in the High Technology center. It's open to the public and free of charge.
Forensic evidence -- including blood spatter, DNA, fingerprints and track and trail -- played a key role in the prosecution's case against Norwood, who was found guilty of first-degree murder in October of 2011 and was sentenced to life without parole in January of 2012.
Prosecutors said Norwood stabbed, cut and bludgeoned Murray more than 330 times in the back of the shop, and then lied and staged the crime scene to make it appear as though the women had been the victim of an attack.
At trial, prosecutors said bloody footprints inside the shop weren't consistent with a random attack. Investigators also found Norwood's blood inside Murray's car, though she initially denied being inside the vehicle.
Read Patch's from the March 2011 murder through Norwood's sentencing.