A Texas woman accused of dismembering Army soldier, Vanessa Guillén, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 11 counts, including old and new charges.
As CrimeOnline previously reported Cecily Aguilar, 22, is accused of helping her boyfriend, soldier Aaron Robinson, dismember 20-year-old Guillén, who had filed reports of sexual harassment on base. Robinson allegedly beat Guillén to death with a hammer inside a Fort Hood armory room in April 2020.
According to court documents, Robinson hid Guillén’s body in a Pelican case, stored it to the side of the armory room, then left the base to buy supplies. He returned that evening and took the case to the Leon River area, the Guillen family lawyer, Natalie Kwaham previously told CrimeOnline.
Kwaham said Robinson needed help with disposing of Guillen’s body, and in turn, contacted Aguilar. Both Robinson and Aguilar allegedly drove to Leon River, then used a machete to hack the body apart.
Although Aguilar initially confessed, she later asked a federal judge to toss the confession. The request was denied.
On Tuesday, Aguilar was indicted for numerous new charges in connection with Guillén’s death.
Along with the initial charges of conspiracy to destroy evidence and destroying evidence, Aguilar was also indicted on charges of accessory after the fact, destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation, and false statement or representation.
Aguilar was arrested on June 30, 2020, but Robinson took his own life as police closed in on him during the investigation.
The story continues to develop. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Cecily Aguilar/Bell County Sheriff’s Office and Vanessa Aguilar/Family Handout]