Court date for woman charged in Fort Hood soldier’s death pushed back
WACO, Texas (KWTX) -The court date for Cecily Aguilar, who’s accused of helping her boyfriend dispose of the remains of slain Fort Hood Spc. Vanessa Guillen, has been pushed back two months according to court documents.
Aguilar, 22, is charged with one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence.
She told authorities her boyfriend, Spc. Aaron David Robinson, 20, of Calumet City, Ill., asked her to help dispose of Guillen’s body.
Aguilar entered a not guilty plea and was set to appear before a judge on Sept. 28 following jury selection.
Court documents now show that rearraignment for Aguilar has been scheduled for Nov. 10
Jury selection is now scheduled for Nov. 30.
Guillen was last seen sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on April 22 in the parking lot of her 3rd Cavalry Regiment Engineer Squadron Headquarters.
Keys to her car and her barracks room and her ID card and wallet were later found in the armory room where she had worked earlier in the day.
More than two months later, on June 30, contractors working on a fence along the Leon River discovered remains later confirmed to be hers.
Aguilar was arrested not long after Robinson shot himself to death as officers approached him.
U.S. District Judge Alan Albright granted the extension that Aguilar’s attorney sought, ruling “the ends of justice served by allowing the defendant the additional time in which to prepare outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.”
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