The bail has been set at $3.5 million for Kaitlin Armstrong, the Texas yoga teacher accused of murdering pro cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson in a fit of jealousy.
Wilson, who also went through Mo, was found with several gunshot wounds in an Austin apartment on May 11, days before she was due to compete in Gravel Locos, a 250-mile gravel bike race she preferred to win. She was pronounced dead on the spot.
Just under a week later, authorities issued an arrest warrant for Armstrong, who avoided arrest until earlier this week. She was arrested on Wednesday at a hostel on the beach of Santa Teresa in Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Armstrong remained in Costa Rica on Saturday, but is expected to return to the United States, where she faces charges of murder in connection with Wilson’s murder. Authorities believe she became jealous of Wilson’s connection to her boyfriend, cyclist Colin Strickland, who has collaborated with investigators.
According to an affidavit in the case, Wilson said she went swimming with Strickland just before her death. Armstrong was in a relationship with Strickland for about three years, but he admitted that he sparked a romance with Wilson while they were recently on a hiatus.
A search of Wilson’s phone after her death turned up evidence that she believed she was still involved with Strickland – despite his reunion with Armstrong.
According to police, Strickland dropped the cyclist off at her boyfriend’s house, where she was later found dead. Armstrong’s SUV was also captured on surveillance footage at the residence. She later sold the vehicle for $12,200 and then used that money to fund her escape attempt.
According to authorities, she flew from Texas to LaGuardia Airport, then used a false passport, made her way to Newark and fled the country.