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Arrest warrant in murder of pro gravel cyclist Moriah Wilson

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Veteran of two decades of numerous neighborhood gunshots.. every week.. Sometimes it's louder far away than it is when it's closer. I think it matters which direction the barrel of the gun is pointing when fired to determine how loud it is for others in various directions around and distances.. Sound from indoor gunshots doesn't travel all that far.
 

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i am a member of an indoor gun range. In the range area, a headset is mandatory if you do not want your eardrums to be damaged. We have a viewing room next door, with only a glass panel separating the two rooms. You can hear the gunshots from the viewing room, but hearing protection is not required. in the next room over, you hardly hear the shots. Outside the building, you do not hear them!
 

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Yeah I'm thinking of our indoor. Two door system with vestibule between. You can definitely hear but you can still talk fairly normally outside the vestibule.
 

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It doesn't really matter does it? If no witnesses recall hearing then you can't retrospectively force them to pay more attention. Seems unwise of Armstrong (assuming it was her) to shoot someone above an occupied garage as I assume sound insulation may not be as robust as between residential units but then she scarcely seems to have planned this with forensic rigour.
 

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Seems unwise of Armstrong (assuming it was her) to shoot someone above an occupied garage as I assume sound insulation may not be as robust as between residential units but then she scarcely seems to have planned this with forensic rigour.
He also didn't recall exactly when he was in the garage...Sometime between 8:30 and 9:30, I believe. So, he might have opened the garage shortly after the shooting, but before she left the apartment. Might have just barely missed seeing her. As you say...really doesn't matter...he saw/heard what he did and didn't hear anything else notable.
 

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She searched if pineapple removes fingerprints. Expect that to peak today on google.
Defense tried to get a mistrial. Apparently Strickland/Armstrong house was vandalized sometime after murder.
 

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Kaitlyn Armstrong's blocking of contacts and jealous behavior regarding Strickland is not only a big red flag in this case, but also a big red flag to behavior in a relationship.
 

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Yes, I would believe that's it:

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You can drop the little man on Google into the back alley though, and get this street view:

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The arrest affidavit for Armstrong lists the address of the murder as 1708 Maple Ave Unit B . Google blurred out 1708. Armstrong put in 1704 Maple Ave to car or phone gps. (It’s in one of the things I read) Do that, and you get the garage on the alley, which you’re right, google didn’t blur.

Also, next to the garage behind the fence is a stand of bamboo. I assume that’s where she threw the bike before getting into the car. Given the density of houses there, it’s sheer luck no one was outside to see her. I guess being roughly 8:40pm in early May, not many outside.
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Just across the alley from the bamboo is a flat grass lawn and a deeply recessed house.
Maybe that’s where she parked.

And today two former friends testified that she said she'd kill her in reference to Wilson... I mean...
And not only that, but they called in to report it. I guess one of them was in a crowded noisy bar when Armstrong said that and that she had a gun. So she wasn’t sure until this went down.
 

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It only took two hours of deliberation. I am not surprised at all.
What I am surprised about is that her entire defense seemed to rely on the fact that there was no video evidence of her at the scene (just evidence of her gun, her car, her GPS, her motive, her going into hiding, and no alibi).

How did her lawyer not talk her into the plea deal?
 

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What I am surprised about is that her entire defense seemed to rely on the fact that there was no video evidence of her at the scene (just evidence of her gun, her car, her GPS, her motive, her going into hiding, and no alibi).

How did her lawyer not talk her into the plea deal?
I can only think it was ego. Maybe delusions, but ego seems more likely.
 

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What I am surprised about is that her entire defense seemed to rely on the fact that there was no video evidence of her at the scene (just evidence of her gun, her car, her GPS, her motive, her going into hiding, and no alibi).

In this case, I believe her defense team was left only with the old "we've got nothing, so let's throw a bunch a shite at the wall, and see if something sticks" strategy.

How did her lawyer not talk her into the plea deal?

I strongly suspect she was encouraged to accept that, but we'll probably never know.
 

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Scarcely followed as it seemed like only one conclusion but did the defence not attempt to throw any shade at Strickland as someone who had access to her car and gun?
 

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Scarcely followed as it seemed like only one conclusion but did the defence not attempt to throw any shade at Strickland as someone who had access to her car and gun?
I didn't follow play-by-play, but from the articles that I did read, they all seemed to mention that Strickland was absolved due to "a solid alibi". I believe it was due to traffic camera recordings showing him on his bike, and phone calls made/text messages sent on his way home.
 

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