A teenager from Indiana who officials told murdered a pregnant schoolmate after she waited too long to say to him about her pregnancy to get an abortion has been convicted to 65 years in jail.
On Tuesday, Aaron Trejo was sentenced in St. Joseph County Superior Court for the December 2018 murder of 17-year-old Brena Rouhselang. Late last year, he had pleaded guilty to feticide and murder.
The police revealed that the murder took place after Rouhselang, a cheerleader and junior at Mishawaka High School, said Trejo that she was six months pregnant.
Trejo claimed to be a father
According to court documents, Trejo, then 16 and a member of the school’s football team, was claimed to be the father, and neither of them wanted to have the kid.
According to court documents states, in December 2018, he admitted to killing Rouhselang and wrapping her in a plastic bag, having planned to murder her and the infant for about a week.
According to an affidavit, ‘I took action. … I took her life,’ he said because by the moment she told him about the pregnancy, it was very late for her to have an abortion.
Trejo killed the girl with a knife
The court documents claimed, Trejo killed the girl with a knife because he thought it would kill her immediately.
According to court papers, she also was killed with her scarf, and he placed a black plastic bag over her, placed her body in a dumpster and threw her phone and the knife in a stream.
Trejo got 55 years for manslaughter and ten years, to be served continuously, for feticide.
The teen had faced up to 65 years for murder and up to 16 years for feticide. He was granted more than a year of credit 394 days for time already served.