Linda Stein trial update: Jury selection postponed

New York /
Jan.January 11, 2010 03:57 PM

Jury selection in the trial of Natavia Lowery, the personal assistant accused of murdering Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Linda Stein, began this morning but was postponed after Lowery arrived wearing prison garb, according to the Department of Corrections. Inmates are entitled to wear civilian clothing when appearing before a judge and a jury, said Stephen Morello, a department spokesperson, but the jail staff misread Lowery’s accompanying paperwork. Jury selection will resume
tomorrow morning. Stein, a high-end broker whose clients included Billy Joel,

Sting, Michael Douglas and Steven Spielberg, was found dead in her
Upper East Side apartment Oct. 30, 2007. Lowery, 28, confessed to killing Stein by
hitting her multiple times with a yoga stick after she was arrested
a week and a half later, but then recanted, saying her story was
false. The videotaped confession is expected to be the prosecution’s main piece of evidence, while the defense is expected to argue that Lowery, who now faces
charges of murder and manslaughter, was coerced into her admission without a lawyer present. TRD

 

Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
 Fredrik Eklund and the property (Getty, Steve Frankel)
Fredrik Eklund lists Bel Air mansion for rent as family moves to “forever home”
Fredrik Eklund lists Bel Air mansion for rent as family moves to “forever home”
Gordon Ramsey and his Lucky Cat restaurant (Lucky Cat)
Gordon Ramsay to open first South Florida restaurant in Miami Beach
Gordon Ramsay to open first South Florida restaurant in Miami Beach
Elvis Presley and his childhood home in Tupelo, MI
Don’t be cruel: Elvis childhood home back on auction block
Don’t be cruel: Elvis childhood home back on auction block
116 East 65th Street and Ghislaine Maxwell (Zillow, iStock)
Investor Frederick Rudd sells Ghislaine Maxwell’s former UES townhouse
Investor Frederick Rudd sells Ghislaine Maxwell’s former UES townhouse
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices' Steven James (right) and Brad Loe (BHHS, iStock)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices wants to be a New York contender
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices wants to be a New York contender
Amy Schumer and 19 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights (Zillow, Getty Images)
No joke: Amy Schumer strikes deal for “Moonstruck” home
No joke: Amy Schumer strikes deal for “Moonstruck” home
From left: Jon Bon Jovi, CAA co-founder Michael Ovitz and 155 West 11th Street (Getty Images, Compass Real Estate, iStock)
Ovitz revealed as Bon Jovi’s Greenwich Village condo buyer
Ovitz revealed as Bon Jovi’s Greenwich Village condo buyer
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...