ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – An Indiana teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering a high school cheerleader who was pregnant with his baby, according to a report.
Aaron Trejo, 17, pleaded guilty during a scheduled status hearing, reported WSBT-TV.
Trejo was accused of stabbing 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang and their unborn baby last Dec. 8. The high school football player told police that the two had argued about the pregnancy on the night of her death, Fox 59 reported.
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In charging documents obtained by Fox News, South Bend Detective Gery Mullins wrote that Trejo told him that “Breana waited too long to tell [him] about the pregnancy to get an abortion. I asked Aaron what he did about that, and he replied, ‘I took action … I took her life.’”
Trejo told Mullins that he stabbed Rouhselang in the heart with a knife because he thought it would kill her quickly, then stuffed her body into a black plastic bag, tossed the bag into a trash bin behind a restaurant and threw her phone and the weapon into a river in Mishawaka, which is about 80 miles east of Chicago.
It’s a somber day outside of the St. Joseph County Courthouse and that same mood was felt inside the courtroom as Aaron Trejo admitted to the court he stabbed and killed Breana Rouhselang.
— Caroline Torie WSBT (@CarolineTorieTV) October 30, 2019
Trejo pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of murder and feticide. The Indiana teenager reportedly faces up to 80 years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 7, 2020.