BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- lululemon Athletica, the company that owns the store where a brutal murder happened in Bethesda in March, released a statement about the recent 1st Degree Murder verdict handed down in the trial.
The statement from the company's CEO, Christine Day, takes a stand against former employee, and now convicted murderer, Brittany Norwood.
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"The actions of Brittany Norwood that night are the antithesis of the values of our company," Day said in the statement. "When we think of Jayna, we see her smile. If we hold her smile within us, we can send it out to the world every time we smile, so that her legacy of joy and love for life is what lives on."
Jayna Murray was found brutally murdered in the lululemon Bethesda store on March 11th. Norwood was considered one of the victims when police first walked on to the crime scene.
Then, a week later, she was charged in the murder after police figured out her story about being raped and witnessing the murder was bogus.
Here's the complete statement from lululemon Athletica:
"We are pleased to see justice done, and hope that this verdict brings a small measure of peace and closure to the tragic events that occurred last March. We have all been deeply affected by the loss of Jayna Murray and the violation of our safe and loving store environment. The actions of Brittany Norwood that night are the antithesis of the values of our company and are not reflective of the outstanding people who work for lululemon. While it has been very difficult to relive these painful events, we are so proud of our Bethesda store team and the Murray family for standing for peace, love and justice for Jayna. We are very thankful for the hard work of the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office, the Jury, Judge Robert A. Greenberg and the Montgomery County Police Department. We continue to be grateful to the Bethesda community for their love and support of the lululemon and Murray families throughout this challenging time. We hope this provides some peace to the Murray family and Bethesda community. When we think of Jayna, we see her smile. If we hold her smile within us, we can send it out to the world every time we smile, so that her legacy of joy and love for life is what lives on."
-Christine Day, CEO, lululemon athletica