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Kaitlin Armstrong's attorneys say she was arrested with an 'illegal' warrant

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The defense attorney of Kaitlin Armstrong is alleging that she was arrested with an “illegal arrest warrant” and police failed to seriously investigate ex-boyfriend Colin Strickland.


Armstrong is accused of killing pro cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson in early May, before fleeing to Costa Rica where she was captured by the U.S. Marshals after 43 days on the run. Armstrong pleaded not guilty last month.

Attorney Rick Cofer said police illegally interrogated Armstrong when they failed to read her Miranda rights and alleged police obtained information when she was arrested on a separate charge with an incorrect birth date.

Armstrong’s attorneys filed motions to suppress evidence for a “Franks hearing,” where they would attempt to prove to the judge that information used to establish probable cause is false and “traverse” the warrant.

Cofer said they believe her arrest affidavit includes “incorrect descriptions” of Armstrong’s actions, a “vague and incomplete description” of the crime locations, “unconfirmed timestamps” from surveillance footage, statements from a caller who was “not credible,” and a reliance on “a refuted theory of jealousy.”

Attorneys also say police failed to investigate “vandalism” in her home on the morning of May 13. Armstrong is due in court in October.

Click here to view a complete timeline leading up to Armstrong’s arrest.

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With deposition and trial looming, Elon Musk has offered $44B for Twitter, again
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Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.