A grand jury has indicted a woman who allegedly helped the suspected killer of Ford Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen to get rid of the victim’s body last year.
On Tuesday, the woman named Cecily Ann Aguilar was slammed with 11 federal charges which included accessory, conspiracy to tamper with documents, destruction of records in a federal case, as well as tampering with documents and providing false accounts in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
The charges were brought following a month after a judge turned down a motion from Aguilar requesting her confession to be rejected.
The victim went missing in April 2020. She was a Fort Hood Army specialist who was found lifeless along the Leon River in June 2020.
Guillen was forced to death with a hammer by her colleague, Aaron David Robinson in the military base’s arms room in Killeen, Texas, the Attorney’s Office of the Western District of Texas said, citing a criminal complaint.
Guillen’s killer committed suicide when questioned regarding the victim’s death.
The criminal complaint said that Aguilar was his girlfriend when the crime happened. She was taken into custody and was charged with a federal count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence in July last year.
According to Tuesday’s indictment, Aguilar “did unlawfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with another person to corruptly alter, destroy, mutilate, and conceal any record, document and other object,” like the victim’s body, “with the intent to impair its integrity and availability for use in an official proceeding,” ABC News reported.
Robinson and Aguilar segmented Guillen’s body, incurred damage on some of it and hid the remaining, according to documents. Aguilar also released nonfactual statements “to prevent” herself and the killer “from being charged with and prosecuted for any crime.”