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Testimony continues in yoga shop killing case

ROCKVILLE — A detective who interviewed a woman charged with killing a co-worker at a Maryland yoga clothing shop has taken the stand.

Phyllis Murray, center, wearing a photo of her slain daughter Jayna Murray, waits with members of her family to enter the trial of Brittany Norwood, who is accused of fatally bludgeoning Jayna Murray in March inside the Lululemon Athletica shop in Bethesda, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville.

Detective Deana Mackie testified Thursday at the murder trial of Brittany Norwood.

Norwood is accused of killing Jayna Murray, a co-worker at the Lululemon Athletica shop in Bethesda, on the night of March 11.

Mackie interviewed Norwood at a hospital the morning after Murray was killed. She said she considered Norwood a victim at the time because she told police that the women had been attacked by a pair of men who entered the store. Jurors heard a recording of that interview Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

Norwood’s attorney says his client killed Murray but didn’t plan it, and shouldn’t be convicted of first-degree murder.

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  1. Second degree murder. Plain and simple. First degree usually means planned.I doubt if she planned this since she wasn’t planning on getting caught. Why drag this on. Plea bargain it out.