Vanessa Guillen: Portion of Highway 3 in Harris County said to be dedicated to the murdered Houston Army specialist

HARRIS COUNTY, TX (KTRK) — On Saturday, a portion of Harris County’s Highway 3 will be dedicated to Houston-born Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen.

Guillen’s family is being joined by State Senator Carol Alvarado and State Representative Christina Morales to host a ceremony unveiling the signage for the Vanessa Guillen Memorial Highway.

Twenty local artists will create a series of murals honoring Guillen, one for each year of her life.

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Two years ago, Guillen was killed by another soldier at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas.

Guillen’s family has long claimed she was sexually harassed on the base before she was killed.

Her family said she did not report the sexual harassment for fear her chain of command would retaliate against her.

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Cecily Aguilar is the only person charged with the 2020 murder of Guillen.

She is accused of helping her then-boyfriend, Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, hide Guillen’s body.

According to court documents, Aguilar reportedly told the Texas Rangers that Guillen had seen photos of Aguilar on Robinson’s phone and Robinson feared Vanessa would report him for violating Army fraternization policies.

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Aguilar reportedly helped lead law enforcement to Robinson before he was confronted and killed himself.

If convicted, Aguilar faces up to 20 years in prison with a maximum fine of $250,000.

WATCH: Vanessa Guillen: remember her name

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