Family of slain Army vet has waited more than 10 years for first court date of men accused in killing
In the fall of 2006, Jesse Lyal Aguilar was just 24, a handsome Army veteran who had served in Iraq, a valued employee of the Automobile Club and the charming youngest son who could always make people laugh.
So when his body was found bound and burned in the trunk of his smoldering car that Oct. 26, the news seemed unfathomable. Grief and disbelief combined with fear and rage and nearly a decade of gnawing questions about who and why, his mother, Nancy Aguilar, said.
“Not only did they kill our son,” Aguilar said. “They gave us a life sentence.”
On Friday, the Aguilar family will travel to a downtown Los Angeles courtroom for a preliminary hearing in Jesse Aguilar’s killing. Investigators will lay out their evidence against the two people charged in November 2015 with murder.
Anthony Silvas, 42, a convicted drug dealer, was an early suspect, said ...