Cecily Anne Aguilar, 22, is apparently still a good person in the eyes of her estranged husband Keon Devonte Aguilar, 26. She is accused of being the accomplice of Aaron David Robinson, who killed his fellow United States Army soldier Vanessa Guillen.
Charged with three counts of conspiracy to tamper with evidence, Cecily pleaded not guilty on July 14, 2020. Keon was present during the preliminary hearing in a federal courthouse in Waco, Texas, USA and gave good words about his estranged wife, who had an extramarital affair with Robinson.
Cecily is an outgoing person and she was starting to become more religious, KCEN-TV quoted Keon as saying. He claimed that there was a time when she really wanted to know more about the relationship that he has in God and “she would just really draw in on that.”
Guillen’s family attorney Natalie Khawam found it odd that Keon attended the hearing. Still, the lawyer is hopeful that he will be courageous enough to tell the truth about Cecily, who is represented by federal public defender Lewis Gainor.
“She clearly and unequivocally denies the accusations made against her by the government,” Austin American-Statesman quoted Gainor as saying of Cecily. “It is supported by probable cause, which is the bare minimum for a case to go forward.”
“At this point, she is presumed to be innocent,” Gainor said of Cecily. “She has a right to a trial.”
U.S. Attorney Mark Frazier said during the hearing that while Cecily was in jail, she deleted her Google account and called someone to delete her Facebook page for her. The date for her next court appearance was not set by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske, who also denied bond for her.
Cecily and Keon got married on May 8, 2018 but they started living separately in February 2020 when she started having an affair with Robinson. Also a former U.S. Army soldier, Keon was stationed at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas, where Guillen and Robinson were also stationed.
According to the federal criminal complaint, Robinson killed Guillen by hitting her with a hammer at the Fort Hood military base on April 22, 2020. With Cecily’s help, he mutilated and burned the victim’s body in an attempt to dispose of it.
On June 30, 2020, contractors working on a fence along the Leon River in Bell County, Texas found what appeared to be human remains, which were positively identified as Guillen on July 5, 2020. In the evening of June 30, 2020, Robinson fled the Fort Hood military base while Cecily admitted to investigators that he told her that he killed a soldier on Fort Hood on April 22, 2020.
On July 1, 2020, Cecily was booked in the Bell County Jail. Around two hours before this, Robinson fatally shot himself when the authorities were about to arrest him in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue in Killeen.