Teen accused of killing Mishawaka High School student and unborn child scheduled to be in court Tuesday
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The teenager accused of killing a Mishawaka High School student is scheduled to be in court for the first time on Tuesday.
Police say 16-year-old Aaron Trejo killed 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang and her unborn child over the weekend.
Trejo is scheduled to appear before a St. Joseph County Superior Court Magistrate at 1 p.m. on Tuesday for his arraignment.
Prosecutors charged Trejo with one count of murder and one count of feticide. If convicted on both charges, Trejo could face up to 81 years in prison and pay up to $20,000 in fines. The murder charge also carries the possibility of life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
Court documents say Rouhselang was six months pregnant with Trejo’s child and he was upset that she waited too long to tell him about the pregnancy to get an abortion. When detectives asked what Trejo did about that he allegedly replied, “I took action… I took her life.”
Documents go on to reveal Trejo stabbed Rouhselang in the heart then put her body inside a dumpster behind a Mishawaka restaurant.
A GoFundMe to help Breana’s family can be found here.