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120. Vanessa Guillen - The Murdered Soldier


On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the murder of 20-year-old, Vanessa 
Guillen, an Army soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

Case Sources:
The New York Times, “What to Know About the Death of Vanessa Guillen,” by Johnny Diaz, 
Maria Cramer and Christina Morales, April 30, 2021
Cecily Ann Aguilar Criminal Complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of 
Texas, on July 2, 2020
Abcnews.go.com, Vanessa Guillen’s fiancé, closest friends detail upsetting investigation, by 
Allie Yang, Denise Martinez-ramundo, Natalie Cardenas, Chris Kilmer, and Abby Cruz, June 11, 
Eyewitness News, abc13, “New court documents in Vanessa Guillen case reveal possible 
motive for murder,” by Pooja Lodhia, May 24, 2022
The Washington Post, “Remains of missing soldier Vanessa Guillen likely found, family says, as 
suspect kills himself,” by Alex Horton and Arelis R. Hernandez, July 1, 2020
The Washington Post, “Fort Hood is named for a Confederate traitor. Is it time for ‘Fort 
Bevavidenz,’” by Alex Horton, November 11, 2020
Usatoday.com, “Ten Weeks: a Timeline of the search for Vanessa Guillen,” by Heather 
Osbourne, Jessica Priest, Javier Zarracina and Karl Gelles, USA TODAY NETWORK, July 10, 
2020, updated July 15, 2020
Kwtx.com, “Protesters cheer after judge denies motion from woman charged in Fort Hood 
soldier’s death,” by Staff, June 16, 2021
Armytimes.com, “Possible motive in Vanessa Guillen murder revealed in new court records,” by 
Rachel Nostrant, May 27, 2022
Kbtx.com, “DPS Report reveals motive in brutal Fort Hood killing of Vanessa Guillen,” by 
Angela Bonilla and KWTX staff, May 24, 2022
Abc7chicago.com, “Vanessa Guillen’s fiancé speaks out in 1 st national TV interview since her 
death: ‘They failed us,’” by Allie Yang, Denise Martinez-Ramundo, Natalie Cardenas, and Chris 
Kilmer, June 11, 2021
Kcentv.com, “Judge denies motion to throw out indictment of Cecily Aguilar, woman accused 
of dismembering, disposing of Vanessa Guillen’s body,” by Melissa Guz, January 20, 2022
Kcentv.com, “Legal Expert: Cecily Aguilar is entitled to due process,” by Bary Roy, January 20, 
Kdhnews.com, “No new trial date set in case of woman accused of covering up Guillen murder, 
but many court filings,” by Emily Hilley-Sierzchula, May 17, 2022
The U.S. Sun, the-sun.com, “Dumped, First picture of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen’s 
grave where her remains were found ‘chopped up in cement,’” by Mollie Mansfield and Laura 
Gesauldi-Gilmore, July 2, 2020
Crimeonline.com, “Breaking: Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen bludgeoned dead with hammer 
in armoy room, family lawyer says,” by Leigh Egan, July 2, 2020
Heavy.com, “Cecily Aguilar: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” by Stephanie Dube Dwilson, 
September 16, 2020
Military.com, “Fort Hood Army Base Guide” 
Installations.militaryonesource.mil, “Fort Hood In-depth Overview”
Armytimes.com, “Vanessa Guillen’s sisters say Fort Hood memorial gate is a ‘step in the right 
direction’,” by Kyle Rempfer, April 20, 2021
Conandaily.com, “Keon Devonte Aguilar biography: 10 things about Cecily Aguilar’s husband,” 
by Erica Diaz Mendoza, April 5, 2021
Conandaily.com, “Aaron David Robinson biography: 13 things about US Army soldier in Fort 
Hood, Killeen, Texas,” by Erica Diaz Mendoza Lao, July 1, 2020
Wikepedia.org, “Murder of Vanessa Giullen”


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