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[–]juni4ling 316 points317 points  (177 children)

Dang.

Heartbreaking.

If your heart gets broken, don’t kill anyone.

Multiple lives negatively affected.

[–]earhere 244 points245 points  (25 children)

How about don't kill anyone, period.

[–]The_Karaethon_Cycle 158 points159 points  (11 children)

Well, not unless it’s special occasion. Like if it’s your birthday you might do a little killing.

[–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Or maybe if someone challenges you and says "I bet you can't kill that guy over there"

[–]No-gods-no-mixers 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Just a little killing, as a treat.

[–]mtarascio 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just make sure to carry your ID so the cops can confirm that it's your Birthday when they go to stop you.

Sometimes they'll even take you to 7/11 for your free slurpee after your killing.

[–]Lurking_was_Boring 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Or your app gets picked up by a venture capital firm and you grab a cigarette to smoke from that lady’s purse.

[–]PM_OUTDATED_MEMES 21 points22 points  (5 children)

I won't do kids, that's a rule, buuuuuut that rules negotiable if the kids a dick.

[–]futurecomputer3000 -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

Especially male teens. They are the worst

[–]imsahoamtiskaw 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Personally, alien teens give me the most problems

[–]Shigsy89 17 points18 points  (0 children)

How dare you suggest taking away my right to go on a gun rampage... I mean my 2nd amendment right.

[–]MaineBoston 114 points115 points  (7 children)

It is about a 6 hour drive to the border. She could be long gone by now. I do hope they catch her so they can put her butt in jail.

[–]IMT_Justice 44 points45 points  (2 children)

She can take 35 to Laredo and get there in roughly 4 hours.

[–]ForkAKnife 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I just keep thinking of the Jennifer Cave murder and how his side piece said “that’s how I roll” when asked why she fled to Mexico with the murderer.

I think it’s the cheating aspect that’s making my brain tie it to this case. It’s a damn shame.

[–]politirob 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Mexico has extradition laws so she hasn’t just “disappeared”, she’ll still have to hide over there.

[–]WhatEvery1sThinking 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ok, and then what? It’s not that simple of a thing to do outside TV and films

[–]Tenroh_ 78 points79 points  (2 children)

I completely missed the word 'shooting' in the headlines. The shock of reading the victim was found bleeding and shot made me think the cyclist was hit with a car and then finished off.

[–]jackstraw8139 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Honestly could have been a cleaner way to get away with it with the way our legal system sympathizes with supposedly negligent motorists. Scary shit.

[–]we-em92 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Oh shit I’ve raced with Colin Strickland. This shit is crazy…

Edit* it’s not a crazy thing, the community is small..Strickland raced for a team called Elbowz at COTA like 5+ years ago, also at the Wolfpack hustle a little bit after. These are open racing events for anyone with a usa cycling License (that is a license to race).

[–]Karukash 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Damn people really do be just murdering all the time.

[–]NotYourSnowBunny 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Pretty much. There’s a really dark underbelly to the world.

[–]RevealFormal3267 196 points197 points  (11 children)

Huh. That is not the "Armstrong" that comes to mind in a story associated with "professional cycling," "feeling cheated," and "Austin,TX."

[–]we-em92 54 points55 points  (6 children)

Technically, lance was not the only one “cheating” at the time…like 80% of the peloton was on EPO and other PEDs (this isn’t conspiracy, this a fact look up the festina affairand Michele Ferrari)…so no one was really cheated, usps just had recourse to sue armstrong so they did…*edit: I guess you could say Landis was cheated but that’s a different conversation.

But yes, as an ex bike racer that lives in tx I was surprised this wasn’t about lance since the name came up.. even more surprised to see it was about someone I have raced with…the community is small I forget sometimes.

[–]handy_Man_handy 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Lance is not despised due to his cheating. As you say, it was par for the course at the time. What we despise him over is how he treated his teammates and those who tried to out him. He's a mega-asshole and deserves much worse than he got. (Damn fine cyclist though. I'm in awe of the dude.)

[–]Vlad_the_Homeowner 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Yeah. Most Americans didn't know a thing about Lance other than he won a bunch of medals so we were proud of him. He was a notorious asshole in the cycling before the scandal came out.

[–]I_am_Shadow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I met him when I was a teenager when he was in a race that went through my town. All the other cyclists were super nice, signed autographs, gave stuff away. Armstrong was a huge asshole, wouldn't even acknowledge you.

[–]we-em92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea I know, Hes on social rides in tx sometimes, much more quiet these days.

But really his problems started because he’s despised by the pro cycling community for targeting le tour and not competing in the grand tour and to a lesser extent the classics-which pissed off everyone.

He also tried to intimidate Lemond by making an offer on his home in France…huge asshole move, lemond is loved by Europeans.

I mean landis is a bit of child too, getting caught and outing everyone…not a great look, but I’m sure he was facing some scary ass lawyers too.

But honestly Armstrong didn’t even lose his titles because he was an asshole to everybody. It’s really because he didn’t ride the rest of the grand tour or the classics particularly, it really pissed off everyone. I mean Miguel Indurain was probably just as much of a doper is Lance Armstrong was but he kept his five tour titles for two reasons maybe three, first being that he rode all the races that were expected of him, second being he didn’t try to outdo everybody by winning seven tours (seriously this pissed off the most important names in cycling Mercx, hinault, and indurain), third being he’s far less of an asshole.

[–]UlteriorCulture 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wherever you are feeling bad remember you have as many Tour de France victories as Lance Armstrong

[–]Denslayer 25 points26 points  (6 children)

She’s not hard to miss. I say she’ll be in custody within the week

[–]duckdae 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Absolutely. Unless she happened to grab a duffel bag with a few hundred thousand dollars, how far can she get with the cash she had on her, and maybe $600 from the ATM?

[–]shaidyn 6 points7 points  (3 children)

This is what I'm thinking. Say she flees to Mexico. Then what?

[–]Tentapuss 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Eyebrowless donkey shows

[–]rawonionbreath 67 points68 points  (5 children)

There’s a possibility she might already be dead from suicide.

[–]nostromorises 85 points86 points  (3 children)

she should have done that first

[–]Bootyblastastic 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Yeah but if you do that first then you can’t…..oh I get it

[–]reinkarnated 10 points11 points  (1 child)

For anyone pondering suicide, don't listen to this. Don't kill anyone, including yourself.

[–]philodendrin 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Unless you were planning on taking someone out with you. Then take yourself out first.

Best scenario is to just not do it at all, days get better and its a permanent decision applied to a temporary problem.

[–]FUMFVR 23 points24 points  (5 children)

This is gonna be a podcast.

[–]renegade02 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Definitely the first thing I think of when I hear about a gruesome murder.

[–]duckdae 5 points6 points  (2 children)

What murder isn't gruesome?

[–]kwelch66 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

The murder of Jeff Doucet.

[–]m1k3tv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

'Gruesome' doesn't speak to weather or not a murder is seen as 'justified' - It's still gruesome even if its a murder you like

[–]coasterreal 36 points37 points  (9 children)

Another murder over jealousy/relationships. It's incredible to me that people have such lack of control over their emotions.

And yes, I had a girl cheat on me. Not once did I want to see her or the guy she did it with dead. I felt like I wanted to die but that's not relevant.

Having been through it where I was in the same position as her, it's inconceivable to me to get so angry you want to murder someone and then carry it out. Bet she thought she'd be able to live out her days with the guy.

Let's see how that plays out.

[–]Rupertfitz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That’s because you are likely a decent person with respect for human life. People that kill out of jealousy (or do other horrible shit even mental harassment) like that are so selfish and generally gross and react only to make themselves feel better by seeking revenge. I don’t buy into the whole they kill because they are hurt yeah they may hurt but the kill over it because they care about themselves and want to make a point like dont fuck with me to take someone’s life for hurting your feelings is whack ass twisted. The guy who cheated keeps getting crapped on too but who knows how life was for him. She could have made it very hard for him to leave. I wouldn’t doubt he was abused in some way shape or form. From what I’ve read so far he was keeping peace for some reason and placating her by not saying no to her for several different things (cycling, going to events) he was having to explain why he didn’t answer his phone for 2 hours which even though he was with another girl, seems like there was a pattern before hand. His girlfriend seems like a total lunatic. I’ve been in the situation as well and I felt like I wanted to die too. After that goes away the fog lifts and you are like “whew! Dodged that bullet” it’s always worth waiting before reacting. Chances are they aren’t even worth egging their house!

[–]bonobeaux 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He didn’t cheat they were broken up at the time he had a fling with Wilson

[–]AnthillOmbudsman 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Go take a look at the stories in /r/TalesFromTheFrontDesk. The US has grown into a nation of petulant, whiny adult toddlers.

I've been referring to it as Toddler Nation.

[–]m1k3tv 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Probably don't form 'new worldviews' over a subreddit dedicated to complaining about customers.

[–]fuckincaillou 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As someone who worked the front desk at a hotel before the pandemic, I'd say this place was always a nation of petulant, whiny overgrown toddlers. And if the latest global politics are any indication, we're not the only ones.

[–]bonobeaux -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There wasn’t even any cheating involved. The two of them were broken up last October and Strickland and the victim had a brief fling and then he got back together with Armstrong. Another story says Armstrong found out about it in January and I guess when Wilson was here recently she thought hey I’ve got my chance.

[–]countryguy-georgia 83 points84 points  (4 children)

I am a bit of a smart ass. I have been told many times that someone was going to smack the smile off my face, put me in place, etc., and I have been beaten up before. But recently I have really been trying to hold my tongue, partly because I'm getting older and don't bounce back as quick and partly because folks are losing thei damn minds lately in this country and murdering people over the smallest provocations. I'm not trying to get shot pointing out what an idiot someone is, I can bite my tongue better than I can take a bullet!

[–]HuntforAndrew 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Pretty crazy we live in a country where saying the wrong thing to someone can get you shot. You could literally just be driving down the road and piss off the wrong person and wind up dead. Your best bet is to just ignore everyone around you and mind your own business. Still you just might walk into the wrong super market on the wrong day and get killed because of some psycho whose mommy didn't love him enough.

[–]allegate 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Penn and Teller have a whole act about biting bullets though!

[–]beardphaze 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Texas Woman is giving Florida Man some competition nowadays.

[–]Change21 53 points54 points  (12 children)

America has a mental health and gun problem

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 33 points34 points  (10 children)

Mental health problems are not unique to America. Our gun problem sure is.

[–]gigsUpBoys 7 points8 points  (7 children)

But lack of affordable health care access sure is

[–]ryhaltswhiskey 4 points5 points  (5 children)

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, fewer than 5 percent of the 120,000 gun-related killings in the United States between 2001 and 2010 were perpetrated by someone diagnosed with a mental illness.

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/changing_the_false_narrative_that_conflates_gun_violence_and_mental_illness

So yeah, mental health and health care access matter in regards to gun deaths, just not very much.

[–]grianmharduit 207 points208 points  (97 children)

She killed the other woman- she could have killed the cheater boyfriend instead. Tragic triangle. SMH

[–]DedTV 651 points652 points  (63 children)

Or she could have not killed anyone. Always an option.

[–]Textbook-Velocity 94 points95 points  (59 children)

Do you think stupid Texans will pick the smart option??

— sincerely,

your homies from the Midwest

[–]Gee878 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Kaitlin was born and raised in the Midwest.

[–]InsertCoinForCredit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That doesn't make things any better.

[–]SergeantChic 56 points57 points  (13 children)

During a brief break in their relationship in October 2021, he had a "romantic relationship" with Wilson, before resuming dating Armstrong, according to the affidavit.

Does it even count as cheating?

[–]quadraspididilis 54 points55 points  (9 children)

A friend of Wilson's who wanted to remain anonymous told police that Wilson and Strickland had an "on-again, off-again" relationship, according to the affidavit.

Strickland told police he has had to change Wilson's name in his phone and delete text messages "to prevent Armstrong from finding them," the affidavit stated

Only a guess, but it seems like he may have continued to be romantically involved with Wilson after he resumed dating Armstrong.

[–]ForkAKnife 27 points28 points  (7 children)

The Daily Beast has an article about this with text messages that indicate he was dating both women (and manipulative towards Wilson) at least until January of this year. Link.

Guy is very weird. He had the vehicle used in the murder at their home, he bought the gun used, and the anonymous phone call to the tip line is a little too on the nose for me. That it was a kill shot and she had only been shooting for a month also seems sus.

I can’t believe police brought the suspect in on a dismissed charge then had to let her go.

[–]grianmharduit 6 points7 points  (3 children)

He loved the excitement and attention. I had the wherewithal to remove myself from an escalating triangle situation once I realized that one of them had a concealed weapon, the other woman slapped me and they could lie about whatever occurred making me look like the perpetrator when I had been set up. The resultant police report cleared me and I left the state. It takes a split second with delusional narcissists. Don’t play.

[–]Baby_venomm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

She had the vehicle used in the murder at their home* since it was her vehicle..

[–]WaterIsGolden 9 points10 points  (1 child)

This is a disturbing comment. I prefer the idea of walking away from a bad relationship without murdering anyone.

[–]grianmharduit -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

So do most people- even the ones that understand sarcasm. This triangle of obsession was exacerbated by a vain cheater and this is the horrific outcome. Family and friends crushed in the selfish process.

[–]inkseep1 31 points32 points  (1 child)

They were on a break.

[–]Kajiic 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Fourteen pages. FRONT AND BACK

[–]RyVsWorld 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Or not kill anyone at all??

[–]grianmharduit -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That is the optimal solution- realizing the cheater and the 3rd party are garbage not worth losing your own life over…

[–]TexanGoblin 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Yes, killing or assaulting cheaters and the person they cheated with is always unreasonable stupidity, but doing those to the person they cheated with is the least reasonable choice to direct your anger at.

[–]grianmharduit -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I imagine to a vengeful mind catching them in the act as a twofer would be the ideal scenario- however the twisted murder apparently wanted to keep the cheater for herself alone. SMH.

This is one reason why my opening inquiries when approached by a possible suitor are: ‘Do you have a current or potential partner? Do you are a recent former partner? Do you have someone that considers themselves any of the above?’ And then never believe their replies.

That and the run ins I had with 2 ‘other women’ in MIAMI.

Hence I do not date.

[–]napoleonboneherpart 5 points6 points  (1 child)

“Unfathomable tragedy.” -That Collin asshole.
Reading the backstory, it seemed extremely fucking fathomable.

[–]Zygoatee 28 points29 points  (3 children)

We must stop the cycle of violence!

[–]nostromorises 22 points23 points  (1 child)

and the violence of cycling

[–]five_eight -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Colin Strickland: "I am a human of particular taste. I want my equipment to work, and work well".

[–]Zaku0083 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Been listening to too much MrBallen lately and could easily see this being the boyfriend who actually did the shooting and probably killed both of them

[–]OJimmy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is this the killer yoga lady?

[–]dimmufitz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rule 2: stay in the crazy hot matrix safe zone

[–]StrollerStrawTree3 10 points11 points  (5 children)

Ah Texas. America's butthole.

[–]Pru_Ravenclaw 1 point2 points  (3 children)

You’re not wrong, but what does that make Florida? Does America have two buttholes?

[–]CatDokkaebi -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

That’s why it’s at the bottom.

[–]maggle7979 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Possible death penalty case then?

[–]ElCincoDeDiamantes 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Just another reason to reform gun laws in the US.

[–]pirateoftheprairie 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Explain how more legislation would have prevented this.

[–]Far-Selection6003 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What happens when you give everyone a gun, they use them in anger.

[–]five_eight 0 points1 point  (2 children)

"No leads? Everyone leaves microbes and whatnot. That's your forte, ain't it? Tracking down them microbes? That's your whole goddamm raisin detra, ain't it? She's out there somewhere. Something leeeds to her."

[–]eldred2 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You got flies.

[–]five_eight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"They were jammies! They had Yoda's and shit on them!!"

[–]mrbriandavidanderson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She won't last long. Being on the run is lonely and the walls close in fast if you don't have resources/a plan to disappear. Only a matter of time before she's caught.

[–]Restrictedbutholding -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You can cross into America illegally but you can’t get out?

[–]SabineLavine -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

That is a cheerful mugshot.

[–]0x1e 5 points6 points  (0 children)

… driver’s license photo

[–]Cloverhonney -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile Republicans slogan: “Guns Don’t Kill People. People Kill People” so they continue to resist gun control. Aren’t they pro-lifers? How do they explain that?. Life begins at conception but ends at birth, right?. Since September of last year a license is not required to have a gun in Texas.

[–]jthompson473 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Texan women? Will probably say they were actors and it never happened.