Kaitlin Armstrong, the Austin, Texas, woman accused of gunning down pro cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson earlier this year, returned to court Wednesday as the judge rejected her defense’s motions to suppress evidence and set a June trial date.
The former yoga instructor’s defense attorney Rick Cofer had asked the court to throw out parts of her initial interview with police that he says was collected unconstitutionally. He had previously sought a speedy trial.
Judge Brenda Kennedy rejected the arguments Wednesday and scheduled the jury docket call for June 22, court records show.
Armstrong, 34, is accused of ambushing Wilson, 25, who investigators allege was a perceived romantic rival who had gone on a date with Armstrong’s live-in boyfriend, Colin Strickland, 35, another professional rider.
KAITLIN ARMSTRONG: DETECTIVE ADMITS CYCLIST SHOOTING SUSPECT WAS ALLOWED TO LEAVE COUNTRY AFTER INTERROGATION
After a snafu over an unrelated warrant Austin police had used to take Armstrong into custody shortly after the slaying, she was not read her Miranda rights . And despite asking to leave multiple times after she had been told she could, and asking for an attorney, police continued questioning her.
The interview was later cited by detectives in the affidavit seeking a warrant for her arrest on murder charges, which the defense is also challenging as misleading and insufficient.
“There are gonna be a lot of challenges around this case now,” said Robert Riggs, a Texas-based jou