Kaitlin Armstrong trial has started: here’s what we know

Accused of the murder of cyclist Moriah Wilson, Armstrong faces a life sentence

Kaitlin Armstrong
(Image credit: U.S. Marshals Office/Austin City Police Department)

The criminal trial for the murder of cyclist Moriah Wilson that has gripped the nation and cycling world alike gets underway in Austin, Texas, today.

Defendant Kaitlin Armstrong faces a first-degree murder charge along with two felony charges for 'Unlawfully Flight to Avoid Prosecution' when she fled to Costa Rica for 43 days to avoid detention and for her escape attempt earlier this month in which she caused bodily injury to the two officers overseeing her. 

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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.