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Comments may haunt Lululemon suspect at Friday hearing

Monday - 7/4/2011, 1:41pm  ET

Brittany Norwood is scheduled to appear in court Friday. (Courtesy Montgomery County Police)

WASHINGTON - The 29-year-old woman suspected in the Lululemon murder likely will hear her own words used against her when she goes to court this week.

Friday marks a substantive hearing for Brittany Norwood, who is charged with murdering her co-worker Jayna Murray in March. Norwood was arrested after police said evidence did not support her story that the two women were sexually assaulted by two men who entered the Lululemon Athletica store in Bethesda late on March 11.

Court records show an employee at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility has been summoned to appear at the hearing Friday. Although attorneys on both sides of the case would not discuss the appearance, it's likely the employee will be testifying about comments Norwood made to her brother after her arrest.

Prosecutors said the brother asked Norwood if she'd committed the crime, and she allegedly said she didn't want to disappoint him.

Norwood's trial for first-degree murder is scheduled for October.

WTOP's Neal Augenstein contributed to this report. Follow Neal and WTOP on Twitter.

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