Suspect in Vanessa Guillen murder asks judge to dismiss indictment

WACO, Texas (KTRK) -- A little more than a month after asking a judge to toss her confession, the woman accused of helping dismember and hide the body of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen is now asking that her indictment be thrown out too.

According to newly-released court documents, attorneys for 22-year-old Cecily Aguilar claim that her charges for conspiracy to destroy records, documents or other objects lack specificity, fail to state an offense and charge her for the same offense in more than one count.

You can read all 27 pages of the court records here.

Aguilar was charged in July 2020 for her alleged role in Guillen's death.

Aguilar was the girlfriend of the main suspect in the case, 20-year-old Aaron Robinson, an Army Specialist who was named a person of interest in the case.

In March 2021, she asked a federal judge to toss her confession, saying it was taken illegally.

According to federal court documents, officers did not read Aguilar her Miranda rights at the start of an interrogation that took place on June 30, 2020. The documents state Aguilar was being questioned about Robinson.

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Aguilar claims her phone was taken away and that officers did not tell her anything she said could be held against her in court.

"They did not say she had the right to an attorney during questioning. And they did not ask if she was willing to waive those rights," read the court documents.

Aguilar reportedly helped lead law enforcement to Robinson, before he was confronted and killed himself.


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