Found Deceased TX - PFC Vanessa Guillen, 20, Fort Hood military base, items left behind, 22 Apr 2020 *arrests* #4

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Vanessa Guillen’s fiance, closest friends detail upsetting investigation

A lot of information from the family's and friends' point of view in this article. I didn't know that Vanessa was engaged.

I don't recall that either, although google does mention such back in July of 2020. Also at link, Watch the full story on "20/20" TONIGHT at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

"Guillen’s loved ones say she had always been a fitness fanatic. Her fiancé Juan Cr*z, who proposed to her in March 2020, said that she had remarkable strength -- so much so that she could carry him on her shoulders."

..."Hight**er planned to go hiking with Guillen on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, the day she went missing."

“The plan was to go hiking whenever she got off work,” he said. “She had suspected it was gonna be a half-day. The last time she texted me was that morning, and she just sent a screenshot with the weather. It said it was gonna rain.”...

At 6 p.m, Hig***wer says he went looking for her. “I went to her room and her roommate answered the door,” he said. “I asked, ‘Have you seen Guillen?’ And she said no. So I went back outside and I walked to the parking lot, and I saw her Jeep there. At that time, I suspected something was up.”
 
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Wednesday, June 16th:
*Motions Hearing (Federal case) (@ 1:30pm CT) - TX – Army Specialist PFC Vanessa Guillén (20) (last seen sometime between 11:30am & 12:30pm on April 22, 2020 in the parking lot of her 3rd Cavalry Regiment Engineer Squadron Headquarters. Keys to her car & her barracks room & her ID card and wallet were later found in the armory room where she had worked earlier in the day; reported missing April 23, 2020, Ft. Hood military base, remains were found by contractors working on a fence along the Leon River in Bell County on June 30, 2020 in 3 shallow graves & the remains were sealed in concrete in Belton; ID’d on July 6, 2020) - *Cecily Ann Aguilar (22) – (Robinson’s GF) – arrested (7/1/20), charged (7/2/20) & arraigned & indicted (7/14/20) with 1 count 2nd degree conspiracy to tamper with evidence with intent to impair a human corpse, to corruptly alter, destroy, mutilate or conceal an object, or attempts to do so, with the intent to impair the objects integrity or availability for use in a criminal case & 1 count conspiracy felony tampering with witness, victim or informant & 1 count felony tampering with witness, victim or informant. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
A federal affidavit released on July 2, 2020 says Robinson beat Guillen, with a hammer & that her body was later dismembered & burned. If convicted, Aguilar could face up to 20 years in prison with a maximum fine of $250K.
Trial was set to begin on 3/8/21 with jury selection has been cancelled on 3/1/21. No further dates available.

Robinson info, Timeline see post #534 & court info from 1/5/21 to 4/27/21 reference post #255 here:
Found Deceased - TX - PFC Vanessa Guillen, 20, Fort Hood military base, items left behind, 22 Apr 2020 *arrests* #4

5/4/21: Extension of time to file response/reply; Order & - Util-Set/reset motions hearings; Order of Motion for extension of time to file: response/reply filed; Util-Terminate hearings & order; Set/reset Motions hearings & Order. Reset motions hearing on 5/10/21 to 6/2/21. Motions to suppress on 5/25/21.
5/25/21 Update: Next Motions hearing on 6/16/21 regarding motion to suppress & motion to dismiss. 6/7/21: Motion for extension of time to file response as to motion to dismiss by the State filed. The government's response to the defendant's motion to dismiss indictment is due 6/7/21. The parties will be filing an agree motion to continue the hearing on the Motion to Dismiss which is set for 6/16/21. The U.S. requests an extension until 7/20/21 to respond. 6/8/21: Response to Motion by USA to Motion to Dismiss. 6/9/21: Motion to withdraw as attorney & for substitution of new counsel. Ms. Ashley Askari an assistant within the Office of the Federal public defender has agreed to accept responsibility for defendant's representation. Government's agreed Motion to continue will be heard on 6/16/21 hearing. And both parties are prepared to proceed to hearing on Defendant's Motion to Suppress on 6/16/21. 6/10/21: Order on motion to withdraw as attorney.
 

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Vanessa Guillen supporters to protest at Cecily Aguilar hearing | kcentv.com with video


Guillen supporters are set to protest in front of the courthouse Wednesday, demanding Aguilar remain imprisoned for her alleged role in the death and disappearance. Aguilar's attorney, Lewis Gainor, filed a motion in late March to have statements Aguilar made about Guillen's death tossed out. Gainor argued Aguilar's Fourth Amendment Rights were violated as she was illegally detained. Officers also failed to advise Aguilar of her Miranda rights, according to the motion. In response to the motion filed by Aguilar’s attorney, prosecutor Mark Frazier argued that the defense’s claim that Aguilar was not properly mirandized are not supported by the facts of the case or the law.

The defense filed another motion in late April to have Aguilar’s indictment dismissed altogether. The motion argues that the indictment lacks specificity, fails to state an offense and charges the same offense in more than one count. Aguilar’s defense argues the indictment includes no other alleged factual basis or allegations.

Judge Albright is set to rule on the motions on Wednesday, June 16 with Aguilar in attendance. Supporters of Guillen are set to protest in front of the courthouse that day, demanding that Aguilar remain imprisoned, according to the post.
 

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Judge denies motion to toss confession in Cecily Aguilar trial

June 17, 2021
WACO, Texas (KTRK) -- After a hearing that lasted almost four hours, a judge in Texas denied a motion requested by Cecily Aguilar, the woman accused of helping dismember and hide the body of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, asking that her confession be thrown out.
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ABC13's Steve Campion was the only Houston reporter at her court appearance in Waco. For the first time, video of Aguilar's conversation with investigators was revealed.

The 22-year-old is seen on camera saying, "I'm ready to get this **** over with" before sitting down to speak with them.

Aguilar's public defenders have not spoken publicly about the case. Eyewitness News also learned that Aguilar told investigators Robinson forced her to participate in the crime saying he held a gun to her head and demanded her to go to the Leon River that evening in April.


Aguilar also claims her phone was taken away and that officers did not tell her anything she said could be held against her in court.
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Document Number Date Filed Description

77 Jun 16, 2021 EXHIBITS by Cecily Ann Aguilar. (ab4) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

76 Jun 16, 2021 EXHIBITS by USA as to Cecily Ann Aguilar. (ab4) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

75 Jun 16, 2021 WITNESS LIST as to Cecily Ann Aguilar. (ab4) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

74 Jun 16, 2021 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Alan D Albright:Motion Hearing as to Cecily Ann Aguilar held on 6/16/2021 re 50 MOTION to Suppress filed by Cecily Ann Aguilar Case called for Motion Hearing on Motion to Suppress. The Court orally denied the Motion to Suppress and will issue a more robust Order as soon as possible. (Minute entry documents are not available electronically.) (Court Reporter Shelly Holmes.) (ab4) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

73 Jun 16, 2021 Certificate of Service by Cecily Ann Aguilar (Gainor, Lewis) (Entered: 06/16/2021)

72 Jun 14, 2021 NOTICE OF ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Ashley Ali Askari appearing for Cecily Ann Aguilar . Attorney Ashley Ali Askari added to party Cecily Ann Aguilar(pty:dft) (Askari, Ashley) (Entered: 06/14/2021)
Notice of Attorney Appearance - Defendant

71 Jun 9, 2021 ORDER GRANTING 69 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney as to Cecily Ann Aguilar (1). Signed by Judge Alan D Albright. (ab4) (Entered: 06/10/2021)
Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

70 Jun 9, 2021 Agreed MOTION to Continue Hearing on Defendant's Motion to Dismiss Indictment by USA as to Cecily Ann Aguilar. (Frazier, Mark) (Entered: 06/09/2021)


link: Docket for United States v. Aguilar, 6:20-cr-00097 - CourtListener.com


Looked at the Judge's calendar and nothing for Aguilar thru 7/16/21. If someone sees a date - please post! :O
 

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Abbott signs Vanessa Guillen Act into law | kcentv.com

AUSTIN, Texas — The Vanessa Guillen Act, also known as Senate Bill 623, was signed June 16 by Gov. Greg Abbott and will become state law on September 1.

The bill was filed by Sen. Cesar Blanco around the one-year anniversary of Guillen's death. It aims to protect military members who report sexual harassment and sexual assault without fear of retaliation, lack of confidentiality or concern that nothing will be done.
 

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I cannot read... (requires PACER).. but two new notes on court server.

Jul 2, 2021 Main Document Transcript Filed

Jun 30, 2021 Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply


Docket for United States v. Aguilar, 6:20-cr-00097 - CourtListener.com

TRANSCRIPT filed of Proceedings as to Cecily Ann Aguilar held on 6/16/21 Proceedings Transcribed: Motion to Suppress Hearing. Court Reporter/Transcriber Shelly Holmes, CSR, TCRR, Telephone number (903) 720-6009 ([email protected]). Tape Number: [email protected]. Parties are notified of their duty to review the transcript to ensure compliance with the FRCP 5.2(a)/FRCrP 49.1(a). A copy may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk's office public terminal. If redaction is necessary, a Notice of Redaction Request must be filed within 21 days. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made available via PACER without redaction after 90 calendar days. The clerk will mail a copy of this notice to parties not electronically noticed. Redaction Request due 7/23/2021, Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/2/2021, Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/30/2021, (kd)
 

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Cecily Ann Aguilar was indicted Tuesday on 11 federal charges including accessory after the fact, destruction of records in a federal case, conspiracy to tamper with documents, tampering with documents and issuing false statements in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

The indictment stated 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," such as Guillen's body, "with the intent to impair its integrity and availability for use in an official proceeding."

Woman accused of aiding in Vanessa Guillen’s death indicted by grand jury
 

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Woman accused of helping dismember Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen is indicted on 11 counts | Daily Mail Online

July 14, 2021

  • Cecily Aguilar, 22 is facing an 11-count indictment for her alleged role in concealing Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen's death
  • In April, Aguilar's defense team filed a motion to toss her confession, claiming it was taken illegally and investigators violated her constitutional rights
  • The indictment was filed Tuesday by a grand jury in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • It claims Aguilar 'did unlawfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree with another person to corruptly alter, destroy and mutilate'
  • Guillen, 20, was last seen at Fort Hood on April 22, 2020, in the parking lot of her barracks after telling her family that she had been sexually harassed on base
 

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Just dropping by to say, Hey, PFC Guillen.
Sorry you missed getting your specialist rank in person. If you re-enlisted you would be up for sergeant by now too.
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image from valleycentral.com

Thanks, Boxer; thanks, the Guillen family; especially thanks Specialist Guillen!

jmho ymmv lrr
 

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Update on docket. No next hearing date is scheduled yet.

Document Number Date Filed Description
83 Jul 22, 2021 ORDER DENYING 50 Motion to Suppress as to Cecily Ann Aguilar (1). Thus, there the Court finds no fruits of an illegal seizure and the unwarned statements obtained from Ms. Aguilar are not suppressed.Signed by Judge Alan D Albright. (lad) (Entered: 07/22/2021)

82 Jul 19, 2021 RESPONSE TO MOTION by USA as to Cecily Ann Aguilar re 58 MOTION to Dismiss Indictment/Information filed by Defendant Cecily Ann Aguilar (Frazier, Mark) (Entered: 07/19/2021)
Response to Motion

79 Jul 13, 2021 Superseding INDICTMENT(Redacted Version) filed. Unredacted document sealed pursuant to E-Government Act of 2002 as to Cecily Ann Aguilar (1) count(s) 1s, 2s-3s, 4s-6s, 7s, 8s-11s. (lad) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
Indictment

81 Jul 13, 2021 Personal Data Sheet (SEALED) as to Cecily Ann Aguilar (lad) (Entered: 07/13/2021)
Personal Data Sheet (SEALED)


link: Docket for United States v. Aguilar, 6:20-cr-00097 - CourtListener.com
 
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