Kaitlin Armstrong sentenced to 90 years for murder of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson

Kaitlin Armstrong
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AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- A Travis County jury sentenced Kaitlin Armstrong to 90 years in prison Friday, a day after she was convicted of murder in the death of professional cyclist Anna Moriah "Mo" Wilson in an east Austin home last year.

In addition to the 90-year prison term, jurors also handed down a $10,000 fine for Armstrong for the May 11, 2022 murder of Wilson in an East Austin home off of Maple Avenue.

Friday's decision caps off roughly two weeks of proceedings in the trial, which saw nine days of testimony and just over two hours of deliberation from jurors before returning a guilty verdict on Thursday.

“First and foremost, thank you from the bottom of my heart,” prosecutor Rick Jones told jurors Friday before they began deliberating a sentence. "I know the Wilson family appreciates the swiftness of the justice you’ve given them."

Jurors spent about three and a half hours deliberating a sentence on Friday, roughly an hour longer than they took to decide Armstrong's guilt the day before.

Members of Wilson's family, along with her friend Caitlin Cash - the woman who Wilson was staying with when she was murdered - testified during the punishment phase of the trial.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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