Cecily Aguilar waives right to trial in murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen

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FILE – Supporters of the family of slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen gather before a news conference on the National Mall in front of Capitol Hill, on July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) Carolyn Kaster/AP

Cecily Aguilar waives right to trial in murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen

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Cecily Aguilar waived her right to trial and plead guilty to lesser charges in the murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.

Guillen was last seen on the night of April 22, 2020, and her dismembered remains were found a little over two months later by contractors working along the Leon River in Texas.

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Aguilar pleaded guilty to a single count of accessory after the fact and three counts of making a false statement, per KWTX. She is facing a 30-year prison sentence, a $1 million fine, and the possibility of 12 years of supervised leave after serving her sentence.

She is the only person charged in connection to Guillen’s murder. Aguilar was originally indicted on 11 counts for helping Army Spc. Aaron Robinson, who investigators suspect killed Guillen, dismember and dispose of Guillen’s body. However, Robinson killed himself before investigators could take him into custody. Aguilar’s trial date was set for Jan. 23, 2023.

Before Guillen went missing, she told her family she had been sexually harassed on base but had not reported it for fear of repercussions.

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After the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee released a report revealing Fort Hood had a “toxic culture,” 14 Army leaders at Fort Hood were subsequently fired or suspended for leadership failures.

Fort Hood unveiled a memorial honoring Guillen in April 2021 called the Vanessa Guillen Gate, which bears her name and picture.

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