Investigators believe Robinson, then 20, bludgeoned Guillen, also then 20, to death with a hammer.
Cecily Aguilar, 22 was charged with tampering with evidence after she told investigators that she help her boyfriend Specialist Aaron Robinson.
The state believe that Aguilar was the woman on Robinson’s phone.
He told (Guillen) he was worried about getting in trouble for violating the Army’s fraternization rules since Aguilar was still married to another solider.
Aguilar, for her part, told authorities that Robinson ‘would go into moods in which he would not be his normal self and have a ‘tic’.
She also allegedly told me one of her fellow inmates that Robinson ‘snapped, that he had an image in his head. He saw himself (killed her) and wanted to do it.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed that Aaron Robinson killed fellow soldier Vanessa Guillen after he saw a photo of a married woman on his phone
Guillen, 20, (pictured) was last seen at Fort Hood on April 22, 2020, in the parking lot of her barracks. She vanished after telling her family that she had been sexually harassed while on base
Cecily Aguilar, 22, was charged with tampering with evidence after she told investigators that she helped her boyfriend Specialist Aaron Robinson – the main suspect in Guillen’s death – bury her body in April of last year. The state believes that Aguilar was the woman on Robinson’s phone
Robinson later shot himself after being confronted by investigators.
Aguilar, for her part, told authorities that Robinson ‘would go into moods in which he would not be his normal self and have a ‘tic.”
She also allegedly told one of her fellow inmates that Robinson ‘snapped, that he had an image in his head. He saw himself [kill her] and wanted to do it.’
Aguilar at first claimed she was at home with Robinson the night Guillen disappeared but has since allegedly confessed to being there after Guillen’s body was found.
Investigators learned Robinson was the last person to speak to Guillen, despite telling police that Guillen left an arms room and he went to be with Aguilar, who backed up his claim.
Investigators later discovered that Robinson’s phone pinged in Belton, Texas, by a bridge near the Leon River in the early morning hours shortly after Vanessa vanished.
When they went to the location, they found a burn pile, including a tough box, an item Guillen had been seen with earlier by eyewitnesses.
Investigators noted that Robinson and Aguilar shared multiple phone calls the night of Guillen’s disappearance, which Aguilar said was because she couldn’t find her phone.
On June 30, hours after investigators discovered Guillen’s dismembered body, Army officials at Fort Hood detained Robinson.
However, he managed to escape and was later spotted by Army and civilian police in the city of Killeen, just outside of Fort Hood, before he eventually shot himself.
Guillen, 20, was last seen at Fort Hood on April 22, 2020, in the parking lot of her barracks. She vanished after telling her family that she had been sexually harassed while on base.
In April, Aguilar’s defense team filed a motion to toss her confession, claiming it was taken illegally and investigators violated her constitutional rights
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