Press Conference: Co-Worker Arrested In Bethesda Murder Case
The 27-year-old co-worker of the woman killed at a Bethesda yoga store, who originally was portrayed as a victim in the violent outburst, has been charged in the killing, three sources familiar with the case said late Friday.
Montgomery County police have called a 7 p.m. news conference to announce an arrest in the case.
Three sources said police have arrested the co-worker of the victim. Police originally said she was attacked and raped in the store along with the slain woman.
But as detectives continued to speak with her this week, her story didn't line up with forensic evidence collected from the scene, the sources said
"The whole thing just went in a different direction," one of the sources said.
"The forensic evidence was not adding up,"another said.
This source said the two were arguing, but wouldn't detail anything more about a motive.
Two sources said that, at this point, it appears no one else was involved.
Police originally said that Jayna T. Murray, an employee of Lululemon Athletica on Bethesda Row, was raped and beaten to death. The co-worker, 27 years old, also was in the store, and was found tied up the morning of March 12, police said. She also was sexually assaulted, police have said.
At 9 p.m. Friday, Murray, 30, and the fellow employee closed Lululemon. At 9:45 p.m., they set the alarm, locked the store and left.
A short time later, one of the women realized she had left something behind, called her co-worker and the two met back at the store. They entered the front door at 10:05 p.m., police said.
Police at first said that two men followed the woman in the store, wearing dark clothing and ski masks. But several law enforcement sources have said in recent days that the investigation has taken a different turn.
Murray received “catastrophic” injuries that rattled even longtime law enforcement officers, sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing said.The surviving woman was discovered Saturday morning after another employee came to open the store. It is unclear how the woman charged came to be tied up and beaten herself.