Teen fatally stabbed pregnant cheerleader after studying it was his child: cops

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A highschool soccer participant from Indiana says he stabbed his classmate within the coronary heart after discovering out she was pregnant together with his youngster and it was too late to get an abortion, police stated.

Aaron Trejo, 16, from Mishawaka, is charged with one rely of homicide and one rely of feticide for allegedly stabbing 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang to demise, the South Bend Tribune reported.

Police arrested Trejo early Sunday morning after cops discovered Rouhselang’s physique coated in a trash bag in a dumpster behind a restaurant close to her dwelling. She was six months pregnant. Rouhselang, a cheerleader at Mishawaka Excessive College, was additionally the soccer crew’s supervisor.

Rouhselang’s mother known as the police to report her daughter lacking at 1 a.m. on Sunday. She informed cops her daughter left her home Saturday evening to speak to Trejo however by no means returned.

Throughout questioning, Trejo initially informed police that he was supposed to fulfill with Rouhselang to speak concerning the being pregnant on the alley behind her home however she by no means confirmed up, in keeping with an arrest affidavit.

Upon looking out the alley behind Rouhselang’s home, cops discovered glasses and a bloody stocking cap. They ultimately found Rouhselang’s physique behind Pasquale Rulli’s restaurant a block from her dwelling.

Cops took Trejo to the St. Joseph County Metro Murder Unit for questioning the place he denied seeing Rouhselang the evening of her homicide for a second time earlier than ultimately confessing. He informed police that neither he nor Rouhselang needed to have the newborn.

“I took motion… I took her life,” he stated, in keeping with an affidavit obtained by the Indianapolis Star. He admitted to interested by killing Rouhselang for a couple of week. He stabbed her within the coronary heart with a knife from his home, then put her physique in a black trash bag and threw her in a dumpster, Trejo informed the police.

Trejo informed cops he went to the St. Joseph River, the place he threw the weapon and Rouhselang’s cellphone “as far out into the river as he might.” An post-mortem discovered that Rouhselang died from a number of stab wounds and strangulation from a shawl round her neck. The post-mortem confirmed the being pregnant.

Trejo might be tried as an grownup. He faces as much as 65 years behind bars on the homicide cost and one other 16 on the feticide cost. His arraignment was scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

Rouhselang’s classmates discovered of her demise Sunday evening throughout a soccer crew banquet. On Monday, 200 college students on the college left class and noticed a second of silence for Rouhselang on the college flagpole.

Mates of Rouhselang’s household arrange a GoFundMe web page to assist them cowl funeral bills.

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