30-year-old Jayna Troxel Murray was killed on March eleventh, 2011 at the Lululemon store she worked at in Washington D.C. in suburbia of Maryland, Bethesda.
Jayna Murray was seeking after two graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University. She was likewise working low maintenance at the Bethesda Lululemon.
Murray’s companions depicted her as a daredevil and audacious. She adored the energy she got from bungee hopping however she likewise cherished yoga. She felt that yoga offset the audacious side of her. Making her more settled and tranquil which is the reason working at Lululemon was ideal for her.
The evening of Wednesday, March eleventh, 2011, Jayna Murray and her associate Brittany Norwood were working the end shift. Both were because of finish at 9:45 pm and Jayna had the keys and was liable for securing the store in the wake of shutting.
On the morning of March twelfth, 2011 the director Rachel Oertli showed up at the Lululemon store at around 8 am to fire setting up for the day ahead. Shockingly when she strolled into the store the entryway was opened and the lights were on. She was vexed that the representatives working the end shift neglected to secure appropriately.
In the wake of entering the store she saw that the store was in outright confusion. At the point when she shouted to check whether anybody was in the store she heard weak groans so before checking she ran outside quickly and called 911.
As she was calling 911 she saw an Apple Store representative checking out her. His name was Ryan. Neither of them knew one another however she requested that he return inside the store with him and he concurred.
Ryan strolled to the rear of the store and saw a body lying face down and he saw someone else tied up yet alive.
The police showed up and went to the rear of the store where they observed Jayna’s body and they found Brittany alive in the washroom. Brittany had cuts on her body. The groin of her jeans was torn and her hands were bound over her head with a zip tie.
Brittany was taken to the medical clinic where they observed that she had cuts on her legs, arms, chest, and temple. They likewise observed that she had a one-inch slash on her right-hand corresponding to her thumb.
At the point when police were checking out the store they tracked down two horrendous impressions. One of the impressions was from size 14 mentors which were found in the store.
The police likewise took a gander at the safes in the store and observed that they were vacant. From this, they presumed that there was additionally a theft.
Police addressed Brittany at the medical clinic on March twelfth. She let police know that she and Jayna were working the end shift and they shut everything down store, then, at that point, headed out in a different direction. Brittany acknowledged she failed to remember her wallet after she got to her vehicle so she called Jayna and requested that she meet her at the front of the store.
Brittany said that when she and Jayna arrived, two men with ski covers followed them into the store and bound them. She said that the men physically attacked the two of them yet Jayna opposed so they beat and wounded her ridiculously. Brittany let police know that she had been assaulted and the men utilized an attire holder to attack her.
After two days police addressed Brittany again when she was at home and she explained to police that the motivation behind why the one who assaulted her didn’t kill her was that she was “Not difficult to f***.” She asserted that one of the men said this to her. She let police know that the men pushed her on Jayna’s body. They manhandled her and referred to her as “Messy little whore” and utilized racial slurs.
On March sixteenth police called Brittany to come to the station since they required examples of her hair and fingerprints so they could dispose of her from the crime location.
While Brittany was at the station she was inquired as to whether she realized what Jayna’s vehicle resembled yet she let police know that she didn’t.
On March seventeenth Brittany’s sibling Chris and sister Marissa called the police and let them know that they had data Brittany was too hesitant to even think about telling police prior on in the examination.
Brittany’s kin let police know that the men purportedly made her move Jayna’s vehicle to a parking area before she was physically attacked. In the wake of hearing this police chose to organize a gathering with Brittany to pay attention to her records of this entire other circumstance
Brittany met with the police and enlightened them regarding being compelled to move Jayna’s vehicle. She let them know that she went alone to move the vehicle yet the men said they knew where she resided and assuming she attempted to run off or call for help they would proceed to kill her entire family.
She was apprehensive for her life and her family so she proceeded to do what was requested from her.
The police halted her during this clarification and told her that they didn’t accept her on the grounds that the proof they had from that evening didn’t verify her story. The story didn’t appear to be legit with the assertion she made the evening of the homicides by the same token.
Police began to feel that Brittany organized the burglary and made her own wounds conceal the way that she severely killed her colleague Jayna.
At the point when the police began investigating Brittany while attempting to track down proof to demonstrate the hypothesis that she organized everything. They discovered that Brittany had an unfortunate quirk of taking. She took from her secondary school colleagues, she took from her beautician and she was taking from Lululemon.
The supervisors at Lululemon were very much aware of Brittany’s taking inclinations and they were attempting to terminate her however the cycle to terminate a worker was troublesome particularly without sealed shut proof. The main way they could fire her was to get her in the demonstration. Sadly, Jayna found Brittany taking a couple of stockings and taken steps to tell the remainder of the board. Brittany would have rather not get terminated, so she killed Jayna all things considered. The police inferred that this was the thought process. Jayna was killed over a couple of tights.
They captured Brittany for first-degree murder.
As per the indictment’s proof, Jayna and Brittany left the store and afterward return fifteen minutes after the fact. In any case, after they at first left the store Brittany called other colleagues requesting Jayna’s number.
At the point when the two returned into the store Brittany ruthlessly killed Jayna. Investigators discovered that every one of Brittany’s injuries were shallow and there was no proof of rape except for Jayna’s wounds were amazingly merciless and she had experienced a ruthless beating.
The arraignment said the proof showed Brittany broke Jayna over the head with a foot-long metal bar that was essential for the product rack. In the wake of beating Jayna once Brittany pursued her through the store and beat her with the metal bar over and again until she fell.
Brittany utilized a blade, wrench, and mallet in the assault. She additionally attempted to choke Jayna with a rope. Jayna’s hair and blood were found on a rope inside the store.
The arraignment accepts Jayna was assaulted for twenty minutes and the vast majority of her wounds were incurred while she was alive.
The Apple store was abutted to the Lululemon and as indicated by arraignment Apple store representatives announced having heard clamors a brief time after 10 pm on that pivotal evening. The workers asserted that they heard groans and screeches.
The sounds were so terrible one of the Apple store representatives apparently whined to security about it. She guaranteed that she heard voices saying, “Converse with me. Try not. Converse with me. What’s happening?” This was trailed by shouts and calls for help and afterward a cry, “Lord have mercy on me. Kindly assistance me.”
The Apple worker that grumbled to security went home not long after 11 pm that evening.
The Medical Examiner that played out Jayna’s examination, named Mary Ripple let the court know there were 331 injuries on Jayna’s body. Mary let the court know that, this was the most wounds she had at any point seen on someone’s body.
105 of the injuries were cautious injuries. Jayna utilized her arms and legs to shield herself. Jayna’s wounds incorporated different cuts, scraped spots, injuries, and cutting injuries. Mary affirmed that Jayna was alive for a large portion of these.
Mary proceeded to clarify that Jayna had six gruff power wounds to her head and another unpolished power wound that squashed her skull. The wounds to her skull caused swelling to the inward part of her mind.
Mary told the court the sorts of wounds Jayna supported were wounds that must be caused from a gigantic measure of power. This sort of injury would be found in survivors of a deadly auto collision.
Jayna’s skull was broken and her spine was cut off by an injury stretched out through her neck. She likewise had cut injuries to her shoulder, one on her lower back and two towards the rear of her head. She additionally had ligature marks on her neck that recommended she was choked.
The injury that at last caused Jayna’s demise was a blade twisted to the rear of her neck that pierced her mind. As indicated by the Medical Examiner, Jayna’s demise was very sluggish and agonizing.
Other Evidence Presented at Trial
The blood trail in the store showed Jayna was attempting to drag herself to the secondary passage to get away from her assailant.
Jayna’s vehicle was found left two or three squares from the store. Jayna’s blood and Brittany’s DNA were both found in the vehicle. Brittany let police know that she moved Jayna’s vehicle the day after she was inquired as to whether she realized what Jayna’s vehicle resembled. The indictment accepted Brittany attempted to furnish police with a justification for observing her DNA in Jayna’s vehicle before they really looked through the vehicle and tracked down it.
There were two arrangements of impressions in the store. One of the impressions was Brittany’s and different impressions were from the size 14 shoes that were kept in the store for clients to take a stab at with the garments. Investigators accepted Brittany utilized the size 14 shoes to organize the crime location. They additionally said that Brittany was the one that removed the money from the protected to arrange the burglary so it seemed like both she and Jayna were survivors of the assault. She additionally incurred wounds