Kaitlin Armstrong officially charged with the murder of Moriah Wilson


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Kaitlin Armstrong has been officially charged with the first degree murder of professional cyclist Moriah Wilson.

Armstrong, 34, was apprehended in Costa Rica on June 29 after spending 43 days on the run. A warrant for her arrest was issued on May 17, six days after Wilson, 25, was found shot dead in Austin, Texas.

On Tuesday, Armstrong was taken to Travis County Jail after being transferred from another facility in Houston.

According to NBC station KXAN, prison records show Armstrong was charged with an “unnamed first-degree felony charge and a class B misdemeanor charge of theft of service equal to or greater than $100. and less than $750”.

Armstrong’s picture (Photo: Courtesy of Austin City Police Department)

A press release from the Austin City Police Department states that Armstrong “is currently being held on $3.5 million bail for murder. Bail for theft of service is $3,500.

Armstrong’s apprehension and arrest marks the end of a chapter in the tragic death of Wilson, a rising star of the American off-road endurance scene.

Wilson was found dead at a friend’s house in Austin on the evening of May 11 after traveling to Texas for a gravel race. Armstrong’s car was seen at the crime site that evening, and when questioned the following day, she did not deny the evidence.

A police affidavit later revealed that professional cyclist Colin Strickland had spent the evening with Wilson at a swimming pool in Austin before his death. The affidavit also stated that Armstrong was Strickland’s partner and had previously expressed intense jealousy of Wilson. The Armstrong/Strickland household’s handguns matched forensic evidence from the crime scene.

Travis County issued a warrant for Armstrong’s arrest on May 17, but it was later learned that she left Austin on May 14 for Houston and then New York’s LaGuardia Airport. She was next seen at Newark Liberty Airport on May 18, but her name was not found on any outgoing flight manifests.

It was later revealed that she had used a fraudulent passport to travel to Costa Rica from Newark that day.

Armstrong was apprehended at a beach hostel in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica on June 29. She had changed her physical appearance by cutting and dyeing her hair, and a cosmetic surgery receipt was found in her locker at the hostel. She was taking yoga classes in the area.

According to a report on Inside Edition, Armstrong had her sister Christine’s passport in her possession, and a U.S. Marshals Office spokesperson said she used the passport holder’s name when checking in for a college course. yoga.


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