Travis County Jury Finds Woman Guilty in Cyclist’s Murder Trial
On Thursday, November 16, 2023, a Travis County jury rendered a verdict of guilty against Kaitlin Armstrong, 35, for the murder of 25-year-old pro cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson. The trial, which commenced on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, saw jury selection beginning on Monday, October 30, 2023.
Following deliberations, the jury reached the decision to convict Ms. Armstrong of Murder. Subsequently, on Friday, November 17, 2023, the jury handed down a sentence of 90 years to be served in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The investigation into the murder was spearheaded by the Austin Police Department. Ms. Armstrong was apprehended on June 29, 2022, through a joint effort involving the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshals Office of International Operations, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. The arrest, conducted in collaboration with Costa Rican authorities, came in connection with the tragic incident that occurred on May 11, 2022.
Travis County District Attorney’s Office Directors Guillermo Gonzalez and Rickey Jones, along with Assistant District Attorney Jean Sullivan, led the prosecution. Ms. Armstrong had been indicted for Murder on June 10, 2022.
Expressing gratitude, Travis County District Attorney José Garza remarked, “I’m grateful to the entire trial team who worked tirelessly on this case. I also want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies for their work in bringing the defendant to justice. Our hearts continue to break for the Wilson family, and while it won’t bring Moriah Wilson back, I hope this verdict brings closure and peace to the victim’s family.”