A 16-year-old football player from Indiana has been charged for killing a 17-year-old pregnant cheerleader and schoolmate whose body was recovered in a dumpster on Sunday. Aaron Trejo of Mishawaka told the police that he stabbed Breana Rouhselang, who was six months pregnant, after she hid her pregnancy. Aaron confessed that he had planned the murder for a week. He is being charged as an adult with one count of murder and another count of feticide, police said as reported in NBC News. He is held at the St. Joseph County Jail. Pregnant Woman Strangled to Death After She Objects to a Co-Passenger Smoking in Jallianwala Bagh Express Traveling to Bihar.
The teenagers belonged from the same Mishawaka High School where Aaron was a football player and Breana along with being a cheerleader was also a softball player and a football team manager. The teens knew each other from the football team. The boy had brought a knife and after stabbing her, he then disposed of her body and that of the unborn child in a plastic bad he’d brought along before throwing her phone in a river. He then dumped the body behind Pasquale Rulli Pizza in Mishawaka, just a block away from where she lived with her biological mother.
Breana was last seen on Saturday night and she told her mother that she was going to meet Aaron at 11 pm after which she never returned. According to the charging documents, Aaron confessed that he killed Breana as she waited for too long to tell him about the pregnancy to get an abortion. Aaron explained that he stabbed her in the heart with a knife he brought from home. He put a black plastic bag over Breana. An autopsy confirmed that she died from multiple stab wounds and that her scarf had been tied so tightly that strangulation occurred before she died.
Students at her school staged a walkout on Monday at 11 am, observing a moment of silence around the school’s flagpole in honour of their friend. A GoFundMe has been established on behalf of the teen’s father and stepmother to help pay for her funeral and memorial expenses. More than 2,100 dollars in contributions have been made since the page was created on Sunday. The school authorities also extended their thoughts and prayers to the grieving family.