Who is Cecily Aguilar? Former soldier's estranged wife who helped dismember and burn Vanessa Guillen's remains

The 22-year-old woman is currently facing one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence after decomposing remains were found in a shallow grave near the Leon River in rural Bell County


                            Who is Cecily Aguilar? Former soldier's estranged wife who helped dismember and burn Vanessa Guillen's remains
Cecily Aguilar, Vanessa Guillen (Bell County Department of Public Safety, Fort Hood US Army)

BELL COUNTY, TEXAS: Cecily Aguilar, the girlfriend of Aaron Robinson, the soldier who ended his own life after he was approached by officials to enquire about the disappearance of Fort Hood private first-class Vanessa Guillen, has been arrested after she confessed to dismembering and burying the body of the missing soldier. 

The 22-year-old woman is currently facing one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence after decomposing remains were found in a shallow grave near the Leon River in rural Bell County. The human remains are believed to belong to Guillen. According to the Department of Justice, Aguilar will appear in court next week. She faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine if convicted. A criminal complaint against the suspect also showed that she helped officials gather evidence against Robinson shortly before he killed himself. Aguilar "did unlawfully and willfully combine, conspire, confederate and agree together and with others to corruptly alter, destroy, mutilate, and conceal an object, or attempt to do so, with the intent to impair its integrity and availability for use in an official proceeding," the complaint stated.

Who is Cecily Aguilar?

According to her Facebook page, she was born in 1998 and has a child. She is apparently the ex-wife or estranged wife of a former soldier who was once instated at Fort Hood. She’s friends with Robinson on Facebook, KVUE reported. The Guillen family’s attorney Natalie Khawam told CrimeOnline that officials told her Aguilar was Robinson’s girlfriend and they had evidence against Robinson dating back to the day of Guillen’s disappearance.

Robinson and Aguilar were reportedly living together in an off-post residence. Aguilar is very active on social media and posted pictures of herself even after two days of Guillen's disappearance. She captioned her post with a quote: "She was born in the fire Fierce to melt iron You fell in love with a woman Who knows how to tame the dragon Shes the Targaryen of her own soul," adding that "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

In yet another post on May 1, almost a week after Guillen's disappearance, she penned a cryptic post, talking about her dark side. "I loved her, the dark side of her. Any girl can play innocent, but her demons are what drove me wild. Her secrets, her pain she mask by laughter, her darkness she trys so hard to hide, thats what made me fall for her." On the same day, she also posted a picture with a caption: "He showed her the darkest part of him, she said 'black is my favorite color".

According to CBS News, the police complaint against Aguilar stated that Robinson told her about killing a female soldier repeatedly hitting her in the head with a hammer and putting her remains in a box. He also picked her up from a gas station and took her to the murder site where he showed her the remains. The pair then dismembered Guillen's body using a "machete-type knife" and tried to burn it. The burnt remains were eventually placed in three separate holes, according to the complaint.

Before her death, the victim had seen photos on Robinson's phone and confronted him about "about having an affair with someone married to a former soldier." An incensed Robinson then told her he wasn't going to let her ruin his military career and hit her with a hammer. 

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