Kaitlin Armstrong's boyfriend Colin Strickland takes the stand at her murder ... trends now
The boyfriend at the center of the 'killer' yoga teacher trial took the stand in Austin today to tell the jury of their 'tumultuous' two-year relationship which started on a dating app and ended with the murder of his former lover, a fellow cyclist his girlfriend was jealous of.
Strickland testified for the state against former girlfriend Kaitlin Armstrong. She is charged with murdering Moriah 'Mo' Wilson, Strickland's ex, after learning the pair were still talking and meeting up in May 2022.
Wilson, he testified, was a sore spot for Armstrong. She was jealous of their shared love of cycling, and the fact Strickland took Wilson on rides that she was not invited to join.
After allegedly killing Wilson by shooting her three times - twice in the head and once through the heart - Armstrong fled to Costa Rica in May 2022. She was eventually arrested after 43 days on the run.
She denies murder but her attorneys are yet to present an alibi.
Today, Strickland told the court in Travis County, Texas, how they met on a dating app. It developed into a two-year-long relationship that was, he said, often 'tumultuous'.
Colin Strickland took the stand today to testify against his former girlfriend, Kaitlin Armstrong, who is charged with murdering one of his exes, Moriah 'Mo' Wilson
Kaitlin Armstrong is shown on the first day of her murder trial. She has pleaded not guilty, but is yet to make any public statement or take the stand
'I was very uncertain about getting into a long term relationship with her,' he said, telling the jury how he never intended for it to become serious.
Armstrong moved in with him, he said, during the COVID-19 pandemic while in 'urgent' need of a place to stay.
'It was not designed to be long term, but it ended up being long term. I just wasn't sure that we were compatible for long-term partnership, life partners,' he said.
In 2021, the pair broke up after arguing about his relationship with Wilson.
Both he and Wilson were professional cyclists, which Armstrong, he said, was jealous of.
Strickland admitted to traveling to Colorado to visit another woman during his relationship with Armstrong romance but insists it wasn't romantic, despite lying to his girlfriend about where he was going.
When he returned and told her where he had been, she confronted him with an explicit photo that the woman had texted him. He had no idea how she accessed it.
A spooked Strickland said it made him 'hesitant to inform her of all of my actions moving forward.'
At the time of Wilson's murder, Strickland was a professional cyclist who made a living through sponsorship deals.
The pair were living together again after breaking up briefly. During their time apart, he became romantic with Wilson, the murder victim.
It is the state's case that Armstrong shot Wilson using a gun that Strickland bought for her.
Moriah 'Mo' Wilson was shot dead in Austin on May 11th. She had just returned home from an evening swim with Strickland, who she had at one time been romantic with
After Wilson and Strickland's secret meet-up, Armstrong's 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was spotted driving outside the Austin home of Wilson's