A Texas judge has rejected a motion motions to suppress evidence against accused killer, Kaitlin Armstrong, who’s behind bars in connection with the death of elite cyclist, Moriah “Mo” Wilson.
According to Fox News Digital, Judge Brenda Kennedy rejected the defense arguments Wednesday and scheduled a docket call for the jury to start on June 22 of next year.
Armstrong’s law team previously pushed to squash interviews between the defendant and investigators, with claims that warrants obtained against Armstrong were “factual errors” and “incorrect assertions.”
“There was no evidence of any intentional disregard for the truth,” Kennedy said.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, from the moment 34-year-old Armstrong was arraigned, the suspected killer’s criminal defense attorney set out to cast doubt about the prosecution’s case. In July, she pleaded not guilty.
Armstrong was arrested in a hideaway spot in Costa Rica after the death of 25-year-old Wilson, an elite cyclist who allegedly had a relationship with Colin Strickland, identified as Armstrong’s boyfriend.
Investigators believe that Armstrong murdered Wilson after she suspected the pair were having an affair.
Strickland and Armstrong had been dating for about three years, but the pair took a break in their relationship this past October. During that pause, Strickland told investigators he and Wilson saw each other romantically.
Strickland claimed that after he and Armstrong reconciled, his relationship with Wilson became platonic and professional. But based on evidence from her phone, police have concluded that Wilson believed she “was still in a romantic relationship with Strickland even though he was currently dating Armstrong,” according to court documents obtained by KXAN-TV.
On the day of Wilson’s death, Strickland reportedly lied to Armstrong to conceal that he had gone swimming with Wilson and had dinner with her. He instead claimed that he dropped off flowers for someone and then his phone battery died.
Wilson had been staying at a friend’s home in Austin ahead of a bicycle race in Texas. Her friend found her at the home with multiple gunshot wounds, which police believe were fired by a 9mm handgun.
Security camera footage from a neighbor shows Armstrong’s black SUV near the home shortly after Wilson returned.
Strickland confirmed to police that the SUV looked like the one belonging to Armstrong. Detectives also confronted Armstrong about the footage.
Her response was, “she had no explanation as to why it was in the area and did not make any denials surrounding the statements presented to her,” an affidavit reads, according to KXAN-TV.
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Additional reporting by Jonathan Anderson & KC Wildmoon