It could be days or even weeks before Texas-based Kaitlin yoga instructor Marie Armstrong is sent back to the US to face charges of shooting down a professional cyclist. in an angry love triangle murder.
Armstrong – accused person kill Anna Moriah WilsonA 25-year-old cyclist who was romantically involved with her boyfriend was arrested in Costa Rica on Wednesday following a 43-day international manhunt.
A spokesperson from the Migration Department of Costa Rica told CNN that the 34-year-old yoga teacher is in the midst of “eviction proceedings, but has no specific date to complete this” — and they added that the county has 30 days to complete any eviction orders.
Armstrong was held in a Los Lagos prison on Thursday, the official said.
Armstrong fled using a valid, valid passport of someone with “a very similar physical description” to get on a tug and flee to the South American country, US Deputy Marshal Brandon Filla told News. Nation Now.
“She was able to get over those obstacles very easily to get to where she took her flight from Newark International Airport to Costa Rica,” Filla said, adding that he still doesn’t know the exact date when Armstrong will be flying. will be extradited.
She had change her appearance, dyed her hair light dark and cut it to shoulder length. Filla said she was also found with a bandage on her nose and bruises under her eyes, and used the name of the passport holder she used to hide.
She was allegedly trying to establish a new life, staying at a hostel and learning yoga, Filla said.
Costa Rica’s Public Force Police posted a photo on Twitter of Armstrong in custody on Thursday, showing her from behind with her black hair cut short. Cycling website Velo News said Armstrong It appears to have undergone plastic surgery, according to sources.
A person who claimed to have been with Armstrong at the time of her arrest said she looked much different from her photos, Independent newspaper reported.
The person said on an online forum: “She has a bandage on her nose. She told me it was a surfing accident. “I was going to ask exactly how it happened because if the surfboard did that to her nose she would die in the water. I think she’s done with surgery.”
Armstrong allegedly priceed a spa in Austin for a $653 Botox treatment in 2018. She is accused in a complaint of receiving the treatment and then withdrawing a credit card.
“Before the card could be used for payment, Armstrong said she didn’t want to use the card, but had another card in the car that she wanted to use. Armstrong left the card on the counter, walked out [the spa]and did not return to pay,” the arrest warrant said.
Austin, Texas police believe Armstrong shot Wilson multiple times in the bathroom of her friend’s home on May 11, after Wilson spent the day with Armstrong’s boyfriend, Colin Strickland, who is also a cyclist.
Armstrong and Strickland lived together and dated for three years, but he started a relationship with Wilson around October when the pair were dating. Wilson went to Austin and stayed with a friend as she prepared for the upcoming race in May.
On the day of the murder, Strickland picked up Wilson on his motorcycle and the two went swimming and eating. A minute after he dropped her off, surveillance footage from a neighbor’s house showed a Jeep Grand Cherokee matching Armstrong’s stop near the house.
Strickland told police that he had to change Wilson’s name on his phone and delete her text messages due to Armstrong’s jealousy, and that he lied to his girlfriend about where he was the night of the murder, according to the police statement. Posted by Austin American Statesman.
Those who called Austin police, Armstrong were furious when they learned that her boyfriend had gone viral in January, allegedly saying she was so angry she “wanted to kill Wilson”.
The yoga instructor is said to have called Wilson and told her to stay away from Strickland, the affidavit accompanying the subpoena said.
Strickland said in a statement to the Sun last month that he and Wilson are now neutral and said the statements in the police affidavit were “false”. Several sponsors ended their relationships with Strickland after the murder, Velo News said.
After the shooting, Armstrong was questioned by police but was released and disappeared. The US Marshals Service said she sold her Jeep for $12,200, took a flight from Austin to New York City, then landed at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, where she catch a flight to Costa Rica.