Do the murderous math. The victim was stabbed at least 25 times in the face with a 5 -inch stiletto heel.
For the prosecutor in the Houston, Texas, case it adds up to what he called a vicious murder.Ana Trujillopolice photo
For the jury, it added up to a guilty verdict against Ana Trujillo in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.
After just two hours of jury deliberations, she was convicted of murder for stabbing Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, at least 25 times in the face with her shoe during a June argument at his Houston condominium,
Trujillo, 45, showed no emotion as the verdict was read.
The jury begins deliberations in the sentencing phase today. Trujillo faces up to life in prison.
Trujillo's attorney said she was defending herself from an attack by Andersson, a University of Houston professor and researcher.
Prosecutor John Jordan disputed that, saying: "This is not self-defense. This is a vicious murder," he said during closing arguments Tuesday.
During the trial, prosecutors portrayed Trujillo, a Mexican native, 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 the condo.
Prosecutors told jurors that once the couple got home, they began arguing and during the confrontation, Andersson, described as a mild-mannered professor, 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.Related video:
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