AUSTIN, Texas – Kaitlin Armstrong has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for the murder of professional cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson. The search for Armstrong led the authorities to Costa Rica, where they were able to track her down in a small village. The intense pursuit was chronicled by U.S. Marshals who described the challenges of locating Armstrong among the tourist-filled area.
Wilson, a rising star in the pro cycling world, was described as a talented athlete with the potential to be one of the top bike racers in the country. After Wilson’s tragic death, Armstrong was tracked down and found hiding in a hostel under a different name. Armstrong had undergone plastic surgery to alter her appearance, making it difficult for the authorities to recognize her on their initial search.
Despite the challenges, U.S. Marshals were able to locate Armstrong and take her into custody. The trial for the murder of Moriah Wilson commenced, and intense scrutiny was placed on Armstrong as the evidence against her was presented to the jury. According to prosecutors, Armstrong was tracking Wilson using a sports app and had access to personal information about Wilson’s whereabouts. Despite the defense’s arguments, the jury found Armstrong guilty, resulting in a sentence of 90 years in prison.
The case highlights the persistent efforts of law enforcement and the pursuit of justice for the victim, Moriah Wilson. The emotional impact on Wilson’s family and friends was evident in their passionate statements during the proceedings. The search for justice and the legacy of Moriah Wilson will continue to be remembered and honored.