Linda Stein Trial Set Back By Courtroom Fashion Faux Pas
By Shayna Jacobs
MANHATTAN SUPREME COURT — Because of a wardrobe malfunction, the murder trial of a woman accused of killing celebrity real estate agent Linda Stein has been pushed back a day.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin on Monday, but because of a clothing mix-up, the accused killer, Natavia Lowery, had only prison garb to wear to court, instead of more formal trial attire.
Lowery, who was Stein's personal assistant, is accused of bludgeoning her boss to death at Stein's Upper East Side apartment after using her identity to steal money over a several month period in 2007.
She was charged with murder, grand larceny and other crimes related to the scheme.
Lowery has said she snapped after Stein cursed at her and blew marijuana smoke at her, according to news reports.
Jury selection is expected to continue throughout the week.