High School football player in custody, being held for murder charges after he confesses to killing his pregnant classmate. The young man reportedly killed the pregnant cheerleader for being ‘too pregnant to abort’ the baby. His reasoning behind the senseless killing is just chilling.
A 16-year-old Indiana high school football player was charged with murder and feticide Monday after he admitted he brutally killed a 17-year-old pregnant cheerleader because she hid her pregnancy from him too long to get an abortion, according to Fox News.
Aaron Trejo said he stabbed Breana Rouhselang in her heart with a knife, Detective Gery Mullins said in charging documents obtained by Fox News. The cheerleader’s body turned up in a trash bin behind a restaurant in Mishawaka, near South Bend and about 80 miles east of Chicago, over the weekend.
Mullins said Trejo “explained that Breana waited too long to tell Aaron about the pregnancy to get an abortion. I asked Aaron what he did about that, and he replied, ‘I took action… I took her life.'”
According to the football player he used a knife because he thought it would kill her quickly. The teen then disclosed that he threw her cell phone and the murder weapon into the river as far as he could.
Breana Rouhselang was last seen at her home at around midnight Saturday. Her family called police about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after they “got the feeling that something wasn’t right,” Arendt said. He said she knew the boy from the football team, but the extent of the relationship was under investigation.
Breana had been a softball coach, a cheerleader and football team manager at the school, the girl’s stepmother, Nicole Rouhselang, told reporters Sunday. She said her stepdaughter had been about six months pregnant.
“I’ve known her since she was 6,” she told Fox 59. “I just don’t understand it.”
If abortions were not so readily available as a ‘quick fix option’ for unplanned pregnancies, would Breana and her baby still be alive? I’m afraid that’s something we may never know but it seems pretty likely to me.
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