Fugitive Kaitlin Armstrong has already been charged with theft after failing to pay for a $650 Botox procedure


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Texas fugitive Kaitlin Armstrong, wanted by US Marshals in the May 11 shooting death of 25-year-old cyclist Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson, was charged with theft in 2018 after she was allegedly botoxed and wiped out, according to court documents.

Accusation of theft

A probable cause affidavit states that on March 6, 2018, Armstrong received a $650 Botox procedure at a spa in Travis County. After the procedure was completed, she presented her MasterCard to the spa but said she had another card in her vehicle that she would prefer to use.

The 34-year-old apparently left her MasterCard on the counter, walked out of the spa and did not return to pay, according to the affidavit.

Anderson’s bail was set at $3,500 at the time, according to county records.

Wilson’s Murder

Four years later, the Austin Police Department (APD) issued a warrant on May 17 for Armstrong’s arrest in connection with Wilsonit is killing.

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Police responded to a 911 call from an East Austin residence on the 1700 block of Maple Avenue on May 11. Wilson was traveling to Austin from San Francisco for a bike race.

Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson
(The Wilson family)

The caller said his friend was “bleeding and unconscious” at the scene. Police discovered that Wilson suffered “multiple gunshot wounds” upon arrival. Investigators determined that Wilson was shot inside the Maple Avenue residence. Authorities attempted CPR but ultimately pronounced Wilson dead at the scene.

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The caller had also observed that Wilson’s bike, which she had told Wilson to move earlier in the day, appeared to have been stolen, according to an affidavit.

Officers then found Wilson’s bicycle about 20 yards south of the Maple Avenue residence “hidden in thick bamboo,” the affidavit states.

Moriah Wilson (right) and his family

Moriah Wilson (right) and his family
(The Wilson family)

Love triangle

Austin professional cyclist Colin Strickland, 35, who was in a long-term relationship with Armstrong at the time of Wilson’s murder, released a statement on May 20 apologizing for his “proximity to this horrific crime” and explaining details suggesting the crime was related to domestic matters and a possible love triangle storyline, according to KVUE reporter Tony Plohetski.

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“I’m so sorry, and I just can’t understand this unfathomable tragedy,” Strickland said. “While this is no small consolation to anyone who has been involved with Mo, I want you to know that I have been cooperating fully with investigators since learning the terrible news, and will continue to do so until ‘that some form of justice is done.”

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong
(US Marshals)

He added that he “had a brief romantic relationship” with Wilson when he visited Austin in 2021, during a break in his relationship with Armstrong.

Strickland told police he picked Wilson up on his motorcycle to go swimming the day he died and lied to Armstrong about his whereabouts. He dropped her off later that night after receiving food, but apparently saw “no one nearby”.

Evidence

Security footage obtained by police apparently shows a black SUV with a large bicycle parking lot near the Maple Avenue residence a minute after Wilson returned home on the evening of May 11. The next day, the U.S. Marshals Texas Lone Star Fugitive Task Force drove to Strickland’s address, where Armstrong lived, and observed a black 2012 Jeep Cherokee with a large bike rack “which appeared to be the same vehicle seen on surveillance images. Strickland told police the Jeep belonged to Armstrong.

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong
(US Marshals)

Officers discovered two 9mm pistols at Strickland’s home, one of which was determined by investigators to be “significant to the investigation”. The professional cyclist told authorities he purchased two firearms between December 2021 and January 2022, including one for Strickland

On May 14, an anonymous caller told police that when Armstrong found out about Wilson’s relationship with Strickland in January, she was “shaking with anger” and said she wanted to kill Wilson, according to the affidavit.

On the run

On May 12, detectives apprehended Armstrong on an outstanding Class B warrant for his arrest. Authorities questioned the 34-year-old woman but mistakenly released her on the misdemeanor warrant because her date of birth in the department’s report management system did not match the date of birth on the warrant, APD Homicide Det. said Richard Spitler during a press conference on Wednesday.

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Since then, she had been on the run.

Texas Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla told the New York Post that Armstrong’s house-flipping experience may have given him “the funds to keep hiding.”

“[Armstrong’s escape] was not something abrupt, it was something methodical, timed. She kind of had a plan,” he told the outlet.

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