A Texas woman suspected of fatally shooting professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin home has returned to Texas after being arrested in Costa Rica.
Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was sentenced to Harris County Jail in Houston on Saturday, KXAN-TV in Austin reported. U.S. Marshals said she would remain there until she was transferred to Austin.
Armstrong was arrested last Wednesday at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, the Marshals Service said.
Wilson, 25, was found dead May 11, and Austin police issued a May 19 murder warrant for Armstrong.
Authorities said Armstrong sold his vehicle on May 13 and then flew from Austin to Houston shortly after being questioned that day by authorities about Wilson’s death. She then flew to New York before using a fraudulent passport to fly from Newark, New Jersey, to San Jose, Costa Rica on May 18, the service said.
Wilson, a competitive gravel and mountain bike racer and Vermont native known as “Mo,” was in Austin for a cycling event. According to an affidavit, Wilson previously dated Armstrong’s boyfriend, cyclist Colin Strickland, who cooperated with investigators and is not a suspect.
According to the affidavit, Armstrong’s SUV was seen on surveillance video outside the home where Wilson was found shot.