Judge denies motion to toss confession in Cecily Aguilar trial

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WACO, Texas (KTRK) -- After a proceeding that lasted astir 4 hours, a justice successful Texas denied a question requested by Cecily Aguilar, the pistillate accused of helping dismember and fell the assemblage of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, asking that her confession beryllium thrown out.

Aguilar was charged successful July 2020 for her alleged relation successful Guillen's death. She was the woman of the main fishy successful the case, 20-year-old Aaron Robinson, an Army Specialist who was named a idiosyncratic of interest.

In March 2021, she asked a national justice to flip her confession, saying it was taken illegally. On Wednesday, a justice disagreed, saying she provided the accusation voluntarily.

According to national tribunal documents, officers did not work Aguilar her Miranda rights astatine the commencement of an interrogation that took spot connected June 30, 2020. The documents authorities Aguilar was being questioned astir Robinson.

You tin work each 27 pages of the tribunal records here.

ABC13's Steve Campion was the lone Houston newsman astatine her tribunal quality successful Waco. For the archetypal time, video of Aguilar's speech with investigators was revealed.

The 22-year-old is seen connected camera saying, "I'm acceptable to get this **** implicit with" earlier sitting down to talk with them.

Aguilar's nationalist defenders person not spoken publically astir the case. Eyewitness News besides learned that Aguilar told investigators Robinson forced her to enactment successful the transgression saying helium held a weapon to her caput and demanded her to spell to the Leon River that evening successful April.

Aguilar besides claims her telephone was taken distant and that officers did not archer her thing she said could beryllium held against her successful court.

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Aguilar reportedly helped pb instrumentality enforcement to Robinson, earlier helium was confronted and killed himself.

Meanwhile, dozens of radical surrounded the tribunal location successful enactment of Vanessa's family.

"She knows however hard this is for maine to beryllium actually, like, sitting there, and it's going to get adjacent harder," said Vanessa's sister, Mayra Guillen. "There's truthful galore much things that ... they conscionable told america that we're going to see, and whether we volition privation to beryllium determination oregon not. I privation to cognize everything. I privation to cognize the truth. I privation to cognize what happened, what they did to my sister. I consciousness similar that's the substance that keeps maine going."

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If convicted, Aguilar faces up to 20 years successful situation with a maximum $250,000 fine.

"I conscionable watched that demeanor, I watched those tapes and I conscionable realized, you cognize what? We're dealing with a precise atrocious idiosyncratic present and hopefully, she'll get the punishment she deserves," said Guillen's household attorney, Natalie Khawam.

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