HOUSTON (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of a Houston woman accused of stabbing to death her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe.
Ana Trujillo (troo-HEE’-yoh) is accused of striking 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson at least 25 times in the face with her shoe during an argument in June at his Houston condominium. Her attorneys say she was defending herself from an attack by Andersson.
The jury got the case after closing arguments Tuesday in Trujillo’s Houston trial.
Prosecutor John Jordan told jurors that Trujillo’s actions were not self-defense but “vicious murder.”
Jack Carroll, Trujillo’s attorney, countered that his client did the only thing she could do while being attacked: defend herself.
Trujillo faces up to life in prison if she is convicted of murder.