Prosecutors claimed during opening comments that yoga instructor Kaitlin Armstrong shot her opponent in the heart as she was standing over her and the professional cyclist was screaming in fear.
Armstrong, 35, looked serious in court as she donned a dark-colored jacket and a blue button-down shirt to hear opening remarks. Armstrong is said to have fled to Costa Rica after the suspected love triangle murders.
Rickey Jones, the Travis County Prosecutor, described how Anna Moriah Wilson, also known as Mo, was shot many times by Armstrong as he was standing over her. Wilson then reportedly breathed her final breath while screaming.
Jones to the jury, “The last thing Mo did on this earth was scream in terror.” “And those screams are what you’ll hear.”
Court records of the suspected murder were played, Alex Caprariello of NewsNation reports. Wilson may or may not have screamed, but it’s uncertain.
Prosecutors said in opening comments that Armstrong shot her in the heart while standing over her romantic rival. Jones to the jury, “The last thing Mo did on this earth was scream in terror.” “And those screams are what you’ll hear.” Austin CBS
According to Court TV, Jones said that “Kaitlin Armstrong stood over Mo Wilson and put a third shot right into Mo Wilson’s heart.”
Armstrong’s attorneys emphasized that neither video evidence nor eyewitness testimony could establish the defendant’s presence at the murder scene, despite the devastating opening remarks.
After learning that her boyfriend Colin Strickland had supposedly had a connection with the other rider behind her back, the redhead is suspected of killing Wilson.
She had refuted the accusations. According to Court TV, the prosecution also said that they would demonstrate how Armstrong monitored Strickland’s interactions with Wilson and her movements via an app.
Armstrong, who left the nation soon after the murder, is charged with driving by the victim’s residence on the night of the killing and with having a pistol and bullet casing from the same house that were discovered at the suspected murderer’s residence.
Armstrong used a passport and credit card with her sister’s identity to avoid capture for over 45 days before being discovered in Costa Rica. She reportedly dyed her hair and spent around $6,500 on cosmetic surgery when she was in the nation.
According to Court TV, her attorney said that because she was “passionate” about travel, she would not have been aware of the arrest warrant when she left for the Central American nation.
The courtroom was only available to cameras during opening comments. There won’t be another broadcast of the remainder of the trial until closing arguments.