Red flags in yoga teacher's interrogation over love rival's executionMay 22, 2022
MURDER suspect Katlin Armstrong reportedly displayed a series of disturbing red flags when cops quizzed her over the death of her love rival, according to an affidavit.
The 34-year-old is currently on the run accused of murder following the death of pro-cyclist Moriah Wilson in Austin, Texas, on May 11.
A day later, on May 12, police found that Armstrong had an "outstanding class B warrant for her arrest," according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast.
Armstrong was apprehended and brought to the Austin Police Department Homicide Unit office where she was asked what had happened in the past 24 hours.
According to the affidavit, Armstrong was presented with information relating to Ms Wilson's death during that, but remained "very still" and "guarded" as she spoke to detectives.
She was reportedly confronted with video evidence after a car that appeared to be hers was caught on security footage around the time Moriah was murdered.
Cops observed that she failed to explain why the vehicle was in the area despite several opportunities to explain herself.
It came as police began delving into the love triangle between herself, Wilson and Wilson’s pal Colin Strickland – amid claims that she could committed an illegal act out of “jealous rage.”
At the time, she had reportedly been staying at an apartment in Austin ahead of competing in a race in the area.
Moriah allegedly told a pal she was intending to go swimming with fellow cyclist Colin Strickland, 35.
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The pair previously had a fling while Strickland was taking a break from his relationship with Armstrong last October.
They remained friends and continued to spend time with each other.
But the furious yoga teacher only found out about their brief romance in January – and reportedly began "shaking in anger.”
Cops now believe she snapped after discovering her boyfriend had a secret tryst on May 11 with his former flame Moirah.
They said Strickland told Armstrong he was going out to deliver flowers but his phone battery had died, so he would be unable to contact her.
But he was actually taking a dip with Moriah at the Deep Eddy pool – which police believe motivated Armstrong to pursue deadly revenge.
According to the affidavit, police later described how Armstrong “rolled her eyes in an angry manner” as the sworded love affair was later raised in an interview.
“I don’t have any idea that he saw or even went out with this girl.. as of recently," she allegedly told cops.
As investigators then posed whether she was “upset” – when trying to explain why the vehicle was in area at the time – Armstrong “began to nod in agreement.”
The affidavit stated that Armstrong then requested to leave the interview when the detective posed how “seeing her vehicle in the area, coupled with statements made by Strickland did not good."
The document said that Armstrong “made no effort to deny what was said and still provided no explanation as to why her vehicle would be there.”
She has not been seen since the interview.
A homicide warrant for Armstrong was issued on May 17 by US Marshals.
On May 19, she was charged with first-degree murder, per the affidavit.
It came as the affidavit stated that Strickland divulged information about his relationships with both Ms Wilson and Armstrong.
"Strickland advised while he and Ms Wilson were dating, Armstrong called Ms Wilson on the phone, telling Ms Wilson she was the one who was dating Strickland," the affidavit reads.
"Strickland told Detective Spitler he has had to change Ms Wilson's name in his phone so Armstrong does not know who he is speaking to, as they continue their relationship.
"Strickland admitted he had to change Ms Wilson's name in his phone because Armstrong had blocked Ms Wilson's number in Strickland's phone.
"Strickland also advised he has had to delete text messages on his phone to prevent Armstrong from finding them."
The affidavit also states that Strickland "spoke very highly" of Ms Wilson during his interview with police.
Strickland reportedly does not know the whereabouts of Kaitlin Armstrong.
In a statement released to local media, Strickland spoke of "the regret and torture" he felt "about [his] proximity to this horrible crime."
"I am sorry, and I simply cannot make sense of this unfathomable tragedy," he continued.
"As a point of clarification to facts previously reported, Moriah Wilson and I had a brief romantic relationship from late October-early November 2021 that spanned a week or so while Ms Wilson was visiting Austin.
"At the time, she and I had both recently ended relationships.
"She returned to her home in California and about a month later, Kaitlin Armstrong and I reconciled and resumed our relationship.
Strickland added that he often saw Ms Wilson at cycling events, but claims they maintained a "platonic and professional" relationship.
"Moriah and I were both leaders in this lonely, niche sport of Cycling, and I admired her greatly and considered her a close friend."
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