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Indiana teen pleads guilty to killing girl pregnant with his child, throwing body in dumpster

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 16:58:37-04

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — A 17-year-old Indiana high school football player has pleaded guilty in the fatal stabbing of a schoolmate who was pregnant with his child.

Aaron Trejo, a member of the Mishawaka High School football team, was charged with murder and feticide in the death of Breana Rouhselang in December 2018. The 17-year-old junior and cheerleader at the school east of South Bend was six months pregnant with Trejo's child when she was killed. Her body was found in a dumpster.

Trejo told authorities he was aware of Breana's pregnancy and that he was alleged to be the father, according to court documents, but he said neither wanted to have the baby. He said the two fought about the child before he reportedly stabbed Breana in the heart with a knife. He then put a black plastic bag over her, put her body in a dumpster, and threw her phone and the knife in a river, court papers said.

"I took action ... I took her life," he said, when asked by authorities what he did when he learned she had waited too long to get an abortion by the time she told him of the pregnancy, according to an affidavit in the case.

Trejo told authorities "he had been planning and thinking about killing Breana and the baby for about a week and had not told anybody," the affidavit said.

Trejo pleaded guilty to one count of murder and one count of feticide, both felonies. He was charged as an adult and is scheduled for sentencing on January 7, 2020.

This story was originally published by staff at WRTV.