Sixteen-year-old Aaron Trejo has been charged with murder and feticide after reportedly confessing to killing seventeen-year-old Breana Rouhselang because she didn’t tell him she was pregnant until it was too late for her to get an abortion.
Rouhselang, a Mishawaka High School cheerleader, was found dead this weekend in a trash bin behind a Mishawaka restaurant, Fox News reports. She was first reported missing by her family around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, after having been seen alive at their home around midnight.
According to an autopsy, she died from multiple stab wounds, had been strangled with her own scarf, and was approximately six months pregnant. Trejo was arrested Monday, and admitted to stabbing her in the heart, disposing of her body in a black trash bag, and throwing her phone and the knife into the river.
Trejo, a member of the school football team, “explained that Breana waited too long to tell Aaron about the pregnancy to get an abortion,” according to Detective Gery Mullins. “I asked Aaron what he did about that, and he replied, ‘I took action… I took her life.’”