The woman who was charged of killing rising professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson, also known as “Mo” Wilson, with a gun in May 2022, has been found guilty. After a little more than two-week criminal trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Katilin Armstrong on Thursday in the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas.
Regarding Wilson’s death, Armstrong, 35, had entered a not guilty plea to a charge of first-degree murder. In addition, she faced a felony charge of escape causing bodily injury because, three weeks before to the trial, she was reportedly trying to break out of detention. Armstrong allegedly ran away from police on October 8 while they were escorting her to a doctor’s visit.
If found guilty of the second charge, she could spend up to 20 years in prison in addition to the possible 99 years she might spend behind bars for the murder conviction. After Wilson’s murder, Armstrong was questioned by police and there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest on a misdemeanor charge of theft of services.
On May 11, 2022, Wilson was discovered shot to death on the floor of a friend’s washroom. A few days before, she was scheduled to participate in a bicycle competition, which she was also expected to win. The promising athlete passed away at the age of 25.
Wilson was pals with fellow elite cyclist Colin Strickland, who Armstrong had dated before their relationship ended, according to police reports. Wilson beside. Police said that Strickland and Wilson had gone swimming at a nearby pool hours before she was slain.
In addition to owning a company with Strickland, Armstrong was a yoga instructor and real estate agent in Austin. They shared a home. Wilson and Strickland had an on-again, off-again relationship that lasted a short while.
According to Armstrong’s defense team, neither video evidence nor eyewitness accounts of the murder point to Armstrong being at Wilson’s place of death. Following the murder, she was questioned by police and then released, but on May 19, a warrant was eventually issued for Armstrong’s arrest. Armstrong reportedly sold her Jeep for cash prior to the warrant, making her way from Austin to New York City and then from Newark, New Jersey.