Shoe Stabbing Murder Trial Pushes Forward
The jury trial of a Houston, Texas woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel in June has entered the third day of testimony. Ana Trujillo, 45, stabbed Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, at least 25 times in the face according to detectives. The incident took place in Andersson’s ritzy condo, and Trujillo claims she had used the shoe to defend herself during a drunken argument surrounding jealousy. On Tuesday, jurors were shown the blue suede shoe Trujillo used to murder her mate.
On Wednesday Harris County jurors were scheduled to watch Trujillo’s police interrogation concerning the night of the slaying. During the interrogation, Trujillo told detectives Andersson was a heavy drinker and was mentally abusive. She said Andersson had been pestering her into marrying him, and that she eventually grew to care for him, but resisted sleeping with him, as it was akin to “sleeping with my grandfather.”
Trujillo might have taken some cues from the 1992 thriller Single White Female:
After a night of drinking in a bar, Andersson grew jealous of another man buying Trujillo a drink, and was further agitated when Trujillo told him she’d planned to go visit family in Waco, Texas the next morning. Andersson became fearful that Trujillo was leaving him, and the argument escalated.
Trujillo testified that Andersson’s “face got red and he became infuriated. And then he came toward me, (and said) ‘You are not going to leave me, ever.’” The two began to wrestle, and Trujillo began stabbing him with the stiletto, while asking him to “please stop.” Trujillo claims she hit Andersson “a couple of times” and then he grabbed her hand and she dropped the shoe. “At first I didn’t know there was blood coming out of him,” she said. “He didn’t even seem like he was hurt.”
“It got too much for me,” Trujillo explained. The trial is expected to last at least another week. If convicted, Trujillo faces up to life in prison.
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