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Lululemon trial: Brittany Norwood's defense admits she killed co-worker

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Victim-turned-suspect, Brittany Norwood, heads to Md. court in Lululemon murder case
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(CBS/AP) ROCKVILLE, Md. - A defense attorney for Brittany Norwood, a former Lululemon Athletica employee who is charged with killing her coworker, says his client "lost it" following an angry fight with her colleague.

Attorney Douglas Wood acknowledged during opening statements Wednesday that Brittany Norwood killed Jayna Murray inside the Lululemon Athletica shop on the night of March 11.

However, Wood told jurors that the killing lacked the premeditation to convict Norwood of first-degree murder, which could carry a sentence of life in prison without parole.

Meanwhile, State's Attorney John McCarthy said Norwood attacked Murray with at least a half-dozen weapons found inside the shop. He then alleges that she doctored the crime scene to make it look like they had been attacked by two masked men.

McCarthy said Norwood told a series of lies in the week following the killing.

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October 24, 2011 - Jury selection begins for Brittany Norwood trial in Md. Lululemon murder case
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