The man at the center of last month’s shooting in Texas disputed claims that he cheated on his fugitive girlfriend — who’s accused of killing the woman he allegedly slept with.
Colin Strickland, 35, told The Sun that he dated slain pro cyclist Moriah Wilson (pictured left), 24, in October 2021 while on a break with Kaitlin Armstrong, 34 (pictured right). Strickland reportedly said he got back with Armstrong as they owned several businesses together, and that Armstrong was seeing other men before and after last year’s breakup.
Strickland claimed that a police affidavit prevented his relationships with Armstrong and Wilson in a “misleading way,” as he and Wilson were platonic at the time of the slaying.
“I had ended the relationship with Kaitlin and it was just interesting timing because Mo had come to Austin to visit a friend that exact week. It was completely unplanned and yeah, we started spending some time together,” he explained to The Sun.
“That was clearly expressed to Kaitlin at that time…We were clearly going our separate ways but we just didn’t get enough inertia to separate.”
Armstrong has been on the run since fatally shooting Wilson at her friend’s apartment in Austin on May 11. Armstrong is believed to have killed Wilson upon learning she slept with Strickland, but Strickland said he had met Wilson at a pool and had dropped her off at the friend’s apartment.
Strickland also told The Sun that Armstrong and Wilson encountered one another in January at a cycling meet in Arkansas. Afterward, Wilson allegedly texted Strickland about the state of their relationship.
“If you just want to be friends (seems to be the case) then that’s cool, but I’d like to talk about it cause honestly my mind has been going in circles and I don’t know what to think,” Wilson reportedly wrote.
Strickland reportedly refused to tell The Sun whether he has spoken with Wilson’s family since her slaying.
Reports indicated that Armstrong was last seen at Camp Haven compound in Livingston Manor, which is located in upstate New York. An arrest warrant for Wilson’s murder was issued on May 17.
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