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    Texas Woman Who Helped Hide US Soldier Vanessa Guillén’s Body Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

    Texas Woman Who Helped Hide US Soldier Vanessa Guillén's Body Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

    AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas woman was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for helping dispose of the body of a U.S. soldier, whose 2020 killing sparked a movement of women speaking out about sexual abuse in the and led to changes in how they can report it.

    Cecily Aguilar is the only suspect arrested in the death of Vanessa Guillén, who was killed at Cavazos, formerly known as Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas. Aguilar was 24 years old when she pleaded guilty in November at a federal court in Waco, Texas, to one count of accessory to murder after the fact and three counts of making a false statement, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

    Aguilar aided boyfriend Spc. Aaron Robinson, 20, of Calumet City, Illinois, in dismembering and disposing of Guillén's body in a rural, wooded area in Killeen, according to federal and state authorities. Robinson died by suicide on July 1, 2020, the day Guillén's remains were found.

    Guillén was declared missing in April 2020, when her family said they did not hear from her for an unusual amount of time after she was called in for a shift in the military 's armory room.

    According to a criminal complaint, Aguilar said she and Robinson — who authorities accuse of bludgeoning Guillén to death at the base — disposed of her body by mutilating it and hiding the remains in nearby woods.

    Two weeks after Guillén's body was found, Aguilar pleaded not guilty to…

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