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Texas court orders Kaitlin Armstrong to pay $15 million to murder victim’s family

A Texas court ordered Kaitlin Armstrong, who was found guilty in November of killing professional cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson in an East Austin home in May 2022, to pay the victim’s family $15 million.

FOX 7 in Austin reported that Wilson’s parents, Karen and Eric Wilson, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Armstrong last month, seeking more than $1 million in relief.

Armstrong was convicted of shooting Wilson twice in the head and once in the heart after going on a date with Armstrong’s boyfriend.

Armstrong, 37, was accused of shooting Wilson, 25, in a jealous rage minutes after Colin Strickland, 36, left him on the star cyclist at a friend’s apartment in Austin, where she was staying while visiting Texas for a race.

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Left: Victim Moriah “Mo” Wilson after a race. Right: A photo of Kaitlin Armstrong released by the US Marshals. (Wilson Family/US Marshals)

Prosecutors said Armstrong tracked Wilson’s location with the Strava app — a popular tool for cyclists and runners that shows their routes — and that she had access to Strickland’s Apple and Gmail accounts and read his texts and emails.

Armstrong was eventually convicted of murder and sentenced to 90 years in prison. She will be eligible for parole after serving 30 years in prison.

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Kaitlin Armstrong leaves the courtroom after receiving a 90-year sentence for the murder of Anna Moriah Wilson at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. Armstrong was found guilty of murdering Anna Moriah Wilson in May 2022 and convicted. to 90 years in prison. (Mikala Compton/American-Statesman/USA TODAY NETWORK)

Court records obtained by the Post show Wilson’s parents were granted a default judgment when Armstrong failed to appear at a June 17 court hearing. She also did not file an answer to the original lawsuit.

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Ultimately, the court ordered Armstrong to pay $15 million, with $5 million going to both of Wilson’s parents and another $5 million in exemplary damages that “the Court finds sufficient to deter the same actions or similar actions” by Armstrong in the future.

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As part of the order, the Court stipulated that Wilson’s parents could also recover from Armstrong interest of 8.5% per annum, plus all applicable court costs.

Fox News Digital’s Michael Ruiz, Audrey Conklin and Christina Coulter contributed to this report.