Punishment phase in shoe stabbing case begins

Defense attorney Jack Carroll holds evidence in the case, a blue suede shoe, as he gives his closing argument in the trial against Ana Trujillo, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Houston. Trujillo, 45, was found guilty of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer)

HOUSTON (AP) — Jurors are hearing about the criminal history of a Houston woman convicted of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto shoe heel before deciding her sentence.

Ana Trujillo (troo-HEE’-yoh) was convicted of murder for striking 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson at least 25 times in the face with her 5 ½-inch stiletto shoe heel during an argument in June at his Houston condominium. Her attorneys say she was defending herself from an attack by Andersson.

During testimony in a Houston courtroom Wednesday in the punishment phase of Trujillo’s trial, several police officers told jurors Trujillo had been arrested twice for drunken driving. A former security guard testified Trujillo attacked him, and another man told jurors she broke into his apartment.

Trujillo faces up to life in prison for Andersson’s death.

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