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Stiletto murder: Woman convicted of 5-inch stiletto murder of abusive boyfriend

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A Stiletto murder in Texas was heard today by a Houston court, who ruled that the female attacker is guilty of murder after the brutal stiletto assault and bludgeoning of the woman's boyfriend in June of last year.

According to a report Tuesday from The Associated Press, as carried by MSN, 45-year-old Ana Trujillo “was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face with her shoe.”

Killed in the attack was 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson, a University of Houston professor and researcher. The pair argued after a night out and Trujillo killed Andersson in a moment of uncontrolled rage, telling investigators at the time that she thought Anderrson was planning in leaving her.

The AP report picks up the story:

During the trial, prosecutors portrayed Trujillo, a native of Mexico, as out of control on the night of the slaying. A cab driver who took the couple home before Andersson's death told jurors that Trujillo was angry and yelling on the ride to his condo.

Prosecutors told jurors that once the couple got home, they began arguing and during the confrontation, Andersson was injured and fell on his back. Trujillo sat on Andersson, preventing him from getting up and repeatedly struck him in the face and head with her shoe, they said.

The shoe used in the killing – a blue suede, size 9 stiletto platform pump with a 5 1/2-inch heel – was shown to jurors.

Trujillo’s attorney’s said she acted out of self-defense, and that Anderrson was both verbally and physically abuse

“I only did what I needed to do,” Trujillo said. “I just wanted to survive, I just wanted to leave. I never wanted to hurt him, never. If he hadn't have hurt me, I would never hurt him.”

ABC's 20/20 plans to profile the case on April 11.



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