The Texas yoga teacher accused of killing elite cyclist Moriah “Mo” Wilson in an act of jealous rage has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, pleaded not guilty in her first court appearance Wednesday after hiding from Costa Rican authorities for 43 days. She also pleaded not guilty to a charge of “unrelated larceny”.
In addition to her not-guilty plea, her attorneys filed a motion for a speedy trial.
Armstrong allegedly shot 25-year-old Wilson multiple times on May 11 after she learned the pro cyclist had been spending the day with her then-boyfriend.
Wilson and his friend Colin Strickland, who is also a professional cyclist, had gone for a swim in Deep Eddy Pool before eating at a restaurant across the street. Strickland had dropped Wilson off for the night at a friend’s place in Austin where she was staying before a bike race.
According to the police affidavit, Wilson was found “lying on the bathroom floor, covered in blood.” She was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Investigators believe Armstrong was stalking the couple that evening, and surveillance footage outside the friend’s home shows Armstrong’s car driving by shortly after Strickland dropped Wilson off.
After searching the home Armstrong shared with Strickland, investigators found the murder weapon.
Armstrong is being held in the Travis County Jail on $3.5 million bail for murder and theft.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/20/woman-accused-of-killing-cyclist-who-dated-boyfriend-pleads-not-guilty-17039495/ Woman accused of killing cyclist who was out with boyfriend pleads not guilty