HOUSTON – There was stunning testimony Tuesday in the trial of a woman accused of killing her boyfriend with a stiletto heel, and for the first time, jurors were able to see the shoe.
Ana Trujillo is charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson. Prosecutors say she used a blue suede platform pump, with a 5 ½-inch stiletto heel, to kill her on-again, off-again boyfriend on June 9, 2013. The University of Houston professor was stabbed with the shoe at least 25 times during an argument.
Prosecutors showed the blood-stained jeans Trujillo was wearing that night and a picture showing her bloody hands in cuffs.
Trujillo began to get emotional when the court played a recording of the 911 call she made last summer after the incident inside Anderson’s luxury high-rise condominium.
During the 911 call, Trujillo is sobbing and barely audible, but she did tell the operator “he started beating me up and I couldn’t get away.” She then went on to say that her boyfriend had been stabbed.
Trujillo’s attorney says the 45-year-old woman acted in self defense.
HPD officer Ashton Bowie, who was the first to respond to the scene says Trujillo opened the door covered in blood and sobbing. He said he saw Andersson’s body lying in the hallway, and at first sight, thought the victim had been shot in the head because of his injuries. The blue stiletto shoe sat just above his head.
The officer told jurors he questioned whether Trujillo was truly crying and thought she was just crying “crocodile tears.”
Police also found some of Trujillo’s belongings at the bloody crime scene, including a black backpack and tarot cards. Prosecutors also showed pictures of several notes on the coffee table. One of them read “I ask for you and your spirit to be at peace.”