A judge Friday set Oct. 24 for the trial of Brittany Norwood. The trial is estimated to take eight days.
Defense attorney Douglas Wood said he’s open to negotiations on a possible plea deal but is preparing for a trial.
Norwood is charged with murder in the March death of Jayna Murray at the Lululemon Athletica store. Police say Norwood killed Murray after Murray found suspected stolen merchandise in Norwood’s bag.
Police say Norwood tried to conceal the homicide by tying herself up and blaming the attack on two masked men who she said entered the store after it closed.