MISHAWAKA, Ind. — A teenager in Indiana was sentenced to 65 years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to killing his pregnant girlfriend because she waited past the legal abortion limit to tell him that she was with child.
“You took her life in one of the most savage and violent manners I have seen in my career,” Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Hurley said in issuing the sentence, according to the South Bend Tribune.
She noted that the teen “had so many other options” besides committing murder in being frustrated about the pregnancy.
As previously reported, Aaron Trejo, now 17, was arrested in December 2018 in the death of Breana Rouhselang, 17, who was a former cheerleader, softball player and manager for the Mishawaka High School football team — of which Trejo was a member. Rouhselang was six months pregnant with their baby.
According to reports, Rouhselang’s family called police at 4:30 a.m. after she did not return home from meeting with Trejo. Her body was later found in a dumpster behind Rulli’s Restaurant in Mishawaka.
Fox 59 News reports that Trejo admitted to police that he killed Rouhselang, stating that she had waited too long to tell him about the pregnancy to get an abortion, and so he “took action.” Abortion is legal up to 22 weeks in Indiana, and Rouhselang was at least 24 weeks pregnant.
“I took her life,” he said.
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