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Kaitlin Armstrong Found Guilty of Murdering Cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson, Could Receive Life Sentence

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Kaitlin Armstrong Trial

In Texas, Kaitlin Armstrong, 35, has been found guilty of the murder of professional cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson. She now potentially faces a life sentence. The conviction follows a 43-day international manhunt for Armstrong.

Armstrong was convicted on Thursday, with the jury set to continue deliberations regarding her sentencing on Friday. According to prosecutors, Armstrong killed 25-year-old Wilson in May 2022, driven by jealousy. Wilson had previously dated Armstrong’s boyfriend and had spent time with him on the day of her murder.

The jury reached its verdict after approximately two hours of deliberation, following a two-week trial.

During the trial’s penalty phase, Wilson’s mother, Karen, spoke to the jurors, describing her daughter as someone who lived life to the fullest, “as if every day was her last day.”

Following the verdict, Wilson’s family and friends, visibly emotional, embraced each other in the courtroom. Caitlin Cash, a friend of Wilson who discovered her body and attempted CPR, expressed her guilt for not being able to save Wilson.

Christine Armstrong, Kaitlin’s younger sister, and their mother were present in the courtroom, visibly distraught after the verdict. Christine spoke in defense of her sister, describing her as a caring and special person.

Wilson, originally from Vermont and a former Dartmouth College alpine skier, was a rising star in professional gravel and mountain bike racing. She was in Austin, Texas, for a race at the time of her murder.

Investigators found that Kaitlin Armstrong had used a fitness app to track Wilson to her apartment, where she fatally shot her three times. Karen Wilson, Mo’s mother, expressed her profound grief and wished she could have protected her daughter.

Armstrong did not testify in her defense during the trial. Evidence presented included her Jeep being spotted near the crime scene and bullet casings matching a gun owned by Armstrong. After initially meeting with police, Armstrong sold her vehicle and fled to Costa Rica using her sister’s passport, where she altered her appearance and underwent cosmetic surgery. She was eventually arrested at a hostel.

Additionally, Armstrong faces a separate felony escape charge after attempting to flee during a medical appointment outside of jail on October 11.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kaitlin Armstrong Trial

Who is Kaitlin Armstrong?

Kaitlin Armstrong is a 35-year-old woman convicted of the murder of professional cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson in Texas. She faces a potential life sentence.

What was the motive behind the murder of Mo Wilson?

Prosecutors stated that Kaitlin Armstrong murdered Mo Wilson out of jealousy, as Wilson had briefly dated Armstrong’s boyfriend and spent time with him on the day of her murder.

How long did the jury deliberate before convicting Kaitlin Armstrong?

The jury deliberated for approximately two hours after two weeks of testimony before convicting Kaitlin Armstrong.

What were the circumstances of Mo Wilson’s death?

Mo Wilson was shot three times by Kaitlin Armstrong, who tracked her to an apartment using a fitness app. Wilson was shot twice in the head and once in the heart.

How did Kaitlin Armstrong evade arrest?

After the murder, Armstrong sold her vehicle and used her sister’s passport to flee to Costa Rica, where she underwent a nose job and changed her hair to avoid detection. She was eventually arrested at a beachside hostel.

What additional charges does Kaitlin Armstrong face?

Besides the murder charge, Kaitlin Armstrong faces a separate felony escape charge for attempting to flee during a medical appointment outside of jail on October 11.

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5 comments

LegalEagle November 18, 2023 - 12:18 am

armstrong face serious charges. she gone a long time.

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JusticeSeeker November 18, 2023 - 6:19 am

armstrong escape, but dey catch her! wilson famly find closure.

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LocalNewsWatcher November 18, 2023 - 7:49 am

so many twist in dis case. armstrong, escape, nose job, wild!

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CuriousMind November 18, 2023 - 1:41 pm

y armstrong no testify? suspecious.

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Reader123 November 18, 2023 - 5:44 pm

kaitlin armstrong guilty murdr cyclst mo wilson. y she do it?

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