By Mason W. Canales

Killeen Daily Herald

A woman linked to a slaying that occurred in the Hallmark Hotel in June was arraigned on charge of possessing body armor Friday.

Justice of Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Christina Jean Meiners, 25, on a charge of unlawful possession of body armor by a felon. Cooke set her bond at $100,000.

According to police, Meiners is suspected of being the person who had rented the room where Joshua Montague was shot and killed on June 8.

Police said in an affidavit of arrest that Meiners had rented the room from June 4 to June 8.

While searching the room they discovered a small set of kevlar body armor and five .45 caliber bullets.

During police questioning, Meiners admitted that the room belonged to her, police said. She also admitted that Joe Castillo entered the room just prior to Montague being shot.

Joe Castillo, is currently awaiting trail in Bell County on charges of murder. He was indited on Aug. 29, by a Bell County Grand Jury.

Meiners was convicted of possession of a controlled substance more than one gram less than four and sentenced to five years in prison probated for five years.

Police arrested Meiners on Thursday when she attempted to flee from a traffic stop that occurred in the 600 block of Mary Jane Drive in Killeen.

Contact Mason W. Canales at or (254) 501-7554

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