Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

"The juvenile court has no jurisdiction over someone charged with murder if they are 16 years of age or older", St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter told the Indianapolis Star.

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. Gabby Trozzy, who had classes with Rouhselang, said she "didn't believe" that her classmate had died at first.

Police say Aaron Trejo, of Mishawaka High School, killed 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang.

Trejo will be tried as an adult.

When police arrived at the 400 block of Battell Street around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, they found evidence of a violent crime before ultimately discovering Rouhselang's body in the dumpster. Gery Mullins wrote in the affidavit. The 17-year-old junior and cheerleader at the school east of South Bend was six months pregnant, her mother told police, according to an affidavit.

Investigators, while searching for her, found blood, glasses and a hat that apparently belonged to Rouhselang in that area. The stocking cap appeared to have blood on it.

Friends of Rouhselang's family set up a GoFundMe page to help them cover funeral expenses. He told Rouhselang's mother that she never showed up for a planned meeting.

But when Mullins asked about the pregnancy, Trejo acknowledged that they fought over it, the detective said in court documents.

Aaron Trejo is accused of killing schoolmate Breana Rouhselang after she went missing from her home in Mishawaka, Indiana, on Saturday night.

Aaron Trejo via St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit
Aaron Trejo via St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit

The Tribune reports that Trejo was the father of the baby and that the two had made a decision to meet Saturday night to discuss the pregnancy.

Authorities then began searching the alley near her family home, eventually discovering her body in the dumpster behind Pasquale Rulli's. Police did not specify what Trejo and Rouhselang's relationship was.

A 16-year-old teen has been arrested in the killing of a 17-year-old pregnant schoolmate whose body was found in an IL restaurant dumpster. 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.

Lt. Alex Arendt of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit says the boy, a member of the Mishawaka High School football team, was arrested Sunday.

Trejo is being held without bond and will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Court records don't list an attorney for Trejo.

Rouhselang was a cheerleader and softball player at Mishawaka High School.

"We're just focusing on healing the kids", said Meg Sauer, chief communications officer for the northern IN school district.

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