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Indiana footballer pleads guilty to killing cheerleader pregnant with baby



A 17-year-old Indiana high school football player pleaded guilty Wednesday to the murder of a school smuggler who was pregnant with his baby.

Aaron Trayo, of Mishawaka, east of the South Bend, has been in custody since his arrest in December 2018 for the murder of Brianna Ruhelang, 17, who was six months pregnant. He was detained in the South Bend District of St. Joseph.

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Trayo, who was 16 at the time of the killing, said Rochellan had waited too long to tell him she was pregnant, preventing her from having an abortion, according to documents in December.

Rouhalan, who, despite being a wrestler and head football coach, disappeared in December after leaving his family home to talk to Trayo.

Her body was found in a black garbage bag in the ambient. An autopsy revealed that Rousselang had died from multiple stab wounds.

Trayo told detectives at the time that he had been planning to kill Roussellang for about a week, and he admitted throwing the murder weapon into the river.

Aaron Trayo

Despite the confession, Trayo initially pleaded not guilty. On Wednesday, he changed his plea during a status hearing and now faces up to 80 years in prison for murder and prostitution, reports NBC South Bend WNDU. He is due to be sentenced on January 7.

"No matter how much time someone is given, the loss will never be replaced," said Mishawaka Police Colonel Tim Williams.


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