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‘Love triangle’ murder suspect stripped off pants, picked cuffs with pin in escape attempt

Kaitlin Armstrong has a nose for notoriety.

The Texas woman suspected in the “love triangle” murder of a romantic rival before she led U.S. Marshals on a 43-day, international manhunt is now accused of picking the lock on her handcuffs with a pin for an escape attempt she spent months vigorously preparing for, according to court documents.

Armstrong, 35, is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 30 for the shooting death of professional cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson, 25, who police found shot to death after she went on a date with Armstrong’s boyfriend, fellow pro rider Colin Strickland.

However, according to authorities, Armstrong made a last-ditch escape attempt Wednesday, slipping her cuffs, stripping off her pants and sprinting nearly a mile before cops tackled her.

  

She was being held on $3.5 million bail in the murder case – a sum that is now increased by $50,000 for the alleged escape attempt.

Before the court issued a gag order on the case, Armstrong’s defense disputed prosecutors’ claim that she saw Wilson as a “romantic rival” as “misogynistic and fictitious.” Strickland, according to court documents, also told detectives he did not believe Armstrong was the jealous or violent type.

Michael Ruiz is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to michael.ruiz@fox.com and on Twitter: @mikerreports

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