Punishment phase in stiletto shoe stabbing case begins

Punishment phase in stiletto shoe stabbing case begins

Wednesday prosecution witnesses painted an evil picture of "stiletto killer" Ana Trujillo, saying she gets violent, drunk and even practices black magic.

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by Tim Wetzel / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 7:10 PM

HOUSTON – Wednesday prosecution witnesses painted an evil picture of "stiletto killer" Ana Trujillo, saying she gets violent, drunk and even practices black magic.

Trujillo was convicted Tuesday of killing her boyfriend, Stefan Andersson, by bludgeoning him to death with a stiletto heel. Police said she hit him 25 times.

Prosecutors called a list of people who had violent or bizarre run-ins with Trujillo.

At sentencing, jurors heard from a former friend who testified that Trujillo hit him over the head with a candlestick, and a bar employee from Sambuca restaurant claimed she got drunk and slapped him.

A police officer who arrested Trujillo for public intoxication said she was belligerent and threatened to put a curse on his family.

The court also heard from Andersson's family members, including a sister who flew in from Sweden to say Trujillo ruined their lives.

During the trial, the defense tried to prove Trujillo was defending herself, but jurors did not buy that argument.

During sentencing, Trujillo's lawyer called a psychologist who testified that she was depressed, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and may have been a victim of domestic violence.

The defense also plans to call Trujillo to take the stand.

"I think the jury will understand that Ana is a human being, not a monster as they are trying to portray her," said defense attorney Jack Carroll. "Even the witnesses testifying [for the prosecution] are saying she's a really nice lady until she drinks."

Trujillo could get between 5 years in prison and life behind bars.

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