HOUSTON – Jury selection began Friday in a murder case where the weapon was a stiletto heel.
The suspect at the center of it is Ana Trujillo, 45, who claims self-defense.
The mother of two must now wear an ankle monitor while she is out on bond.
On June 9, 2013, Trujillo had been drinking with her boyfriend Stefan Andersson, a professor at the University of Houston.
When police arrived at his high-rise condo in the Museum District, they found his body in the hallway with a stiletto shoe near his head and dozens of puncture wounds on his body.
According to court documents, Trujillo had blood on her clothes.
On Friday prosecutors said she did not just stab her victim, but that she also allegedly applied pressure to his neck in order to keep him from breathing.
However, her attorneys claim it is not so clear cut. They allege there was a history of abuse and that their client was simply defending herself.
The trial is scheduled to start Monday and could take more than a week. Trujillo is expected to take the stand during the process.