Trial Concludes: Kaitlin Armstrong Faces Murder Charges in Cyclist Moriah Wilson’s Death

Armstrong Faces Murder Charges in 2022 Death of Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson

Closing arguments are in progress in the Texas murder trial of Kaitlin Armstrong, accused of killing her boyfriend’s love interest, Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson.

Armstrong, 35, faces murder charges in the May 11, 2022, shooting of the 25-year-old pro-cyclist.

Prosecution’s Case:

Jurors will not hear from Armstrong herself, as she opted not to testify.

Prosecutors assert that Armstrong is not the ‘shrinking violet’ portrayed by her defense, presenting evidence to support their claims.

Surveillance and Testimonies:

Surveillance footage and the testimony of the medical examiner paint a grim picture of the night Wilson was murdered.

Wilson was shot multiple times, and the prosecution argues that Armstrong was the assailant.

Escape to Costa Rica:

After the crime, Armstrong fled to Costa Rica, using her sister’s passport and living under aliases.

The prosecution emphasizes her attempts to evade authorities and underscores the grieving Wilson family left behind.

Defense’s Counterarguments:

Strickland’s Role:

Defense Attorney Rick Cofer shifts blame to Armstrong’s ex-boyfriend, Colin Strickland, portraying him as a liar and womanizer with a motive to frame Armstrong.

Cofer argues that jealousy does not equate to murder.

Lack of DNA Testing:

The defense questions the investigative process, highlighting the absence of DNA testing on critical pieces of evidence.

Cofer contends that the police selectively presented evidence to fit their case.

Armstrong’s Fear and Unknown Killer:

Cofer portrays Armstrong as terrified, attempting to escape due to fear for her life.

While denying Armstrong’s guilt, the defense admits uncertainty about the real killer and suggests that anyone could have entered the crime scene.

Conclusion and Potential Sentence:

Awaiting Verdict:

The case is now in the hands of the jury, who could sentence Armstrong to 99 years in prison if convicted.

The defense urges the jury to consider the possibility that “not guilty” doesn’t necessarily mean “innocent.”

Closing Thoughts:

As the trial unfolds, the courtroom drama surrounding Armstrong’s alleged involvement in Wilson’s death continues to captivate public attention.

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