'When you shot Moriah in the heart, you shot me in my heart' - Moriah Wilson's loved ones react to trial verdict and sentencing

Kaitlin Armstrong was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to 90 years in prison

Mo Wilson Foundation
(Image credit: Mo Wilson Foundation)

On Friday, November 17, the cycling world waited for more than four hours as a Texas jury deliberated Kaitlin Armstrong's penalty for the murder of cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson. On Thursday, that same jury delivered its verdict: Armstrong was guilty in the first degree. 

Over the past three weeks, Wilson's loved ones dragged themselves to court day after day, reliving the evening that changed their lives forever. They gave testimonies and heart-breaking impact statements. They were faced time and again with graphic details of the night their beloved daughter, sister and friend was murdered.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.