A Texas woman charged in connection to the death of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen was ordered held without bail Wednesday, according to reports.
Cecily Aguilar, 20, was arraigned on three counts of conspiracy in federal court in Waco, Texas, for allegedly helping to get rid of Guillen’s body after she went missing from the military base in April, DFWCBS-TV reported Wednesday.
Aguilar was arrested earlier this month and charged as an accomplice in Guillen’s death after authorities found the soldier’s body dismembered and buried near the Fort Hood base June 30.
Authorities said Aguilar’s boyfriend, Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, killed Guillen by hitting her in the head with a hammer on April 22, then allegedly enlisted Aguilar to help him get rid of the body in a shallow grave near the Leon River.
Robinson, 20, committed suicide as police closed in on him on July 1.
Aguilar, who was arraigned Tuesday, pleaded not guilty to the conspiracy charges.
She faces up to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 if convicted.
Meanwhile, the US Army last week announced an independent investigation into the “command climate” at the Texas military base in the wake of Guillen’s disappearance and death.
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