A 16-year-old Indiana boy who was charged with the murder of his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child reportedly admitted to killing her because she waited too long to get an abortion.
Charging documents obtained by WNDU stated that Aaron Trejo confessed to stabbing Breana Rouhselang, 17, in the heart with a knife after an argument about her pregnancy. Trejo allegedly claimed he thought about killing Rouhselang and their baby for a week before acting on it.
“I took action…I took her life,” the teen reportedly told investigators about what his solution was to Rouhselang’s refusal to get an abortion.
Reports indicated that the pair attended Mishawaka High School. The South Bend Times reported that Trejo was a football player while Rouhselang was the student manager of the football team and an ex-cheerleader.
The slain teen’s stepmother confirmed she was six months pregnant.
Detective Gery Mullins wrote in his report that Trejo used a knife to kill Rouhselang as he believed it would kill her quickly. He then put her in a black plastic bag, threw her into a dumpster, and discarded her phone and the murder weapon in the river, the report stated.
Rouhselang’s body was found Sunday morning in a dumpster behind Pasquale Rulli’s restaurant, located a block from her home. The pregnant teen’s family reported her missing around midnight on Saturday, according to the newspaper.
Authorities indicated that they discovered evidence of a violent crime before recovering her body.
According to WNDU, an autopsy confirmed she died from multiple stab wounds and that her scarf was wrapped around her neck so tight that she was being strangled before she died. Her manner of death was deemed a homicide.
On Monday, Trejo was charged as an adult with murder and feticide. He was ordered to be held without bond.
[Featured Image: Aaron Trejo/St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit; Breana Rouhselang/WNDU]