HOUSTON A woman who made national news when she allegedly used a stiletto heel to kill a University of Houston professor appeared before a Harris County judge for a bond hearing Tuesday morning.
Ana Trujillo was charged with murder in the death of Alf Stefan Andersson, her 59-year-old boyfriend.
On June 9, HPD homicide investigators said officers responded to a call of an assault in progress just before 4 a.m. at The Parklane luxury condominium.
When officers arrived at Andersson s condo, Trujillo allegedly answered the door with blood on her hands and clothes and showed police the victim s body, which was lying in a hallway between the entryway and the kitchen.
Trujillo said they had been fighting and that it was all done in self defense, according to investigators.
Police said that Andersson was face up on the floor with 10 puncture wounds to his head. Some of the wounds were as deep as an inch and a half, investigators said. Fifteen to twenty other wounds were on his face, arms and neck.
At the time, Trujillo was detained for questioning, police said. She was the only person present when police arrived at the scene. A unit with the UH Police Department was also on the scene.
Jim Carroll knows Trujillo, who also went by the alias Ana Fox.
She s a force to be reckoned with, and I don t think she s the victim in this case, no, Carroll said after learning of the incident.
Carroll said he and Trujillo became friends about two years ago, when she rented a room for several months, at a downtown hotel he managed. He said they spoke frequently.
Carroll said that he told Trujillo to be careful when the subject of all the men she dated came up.
And she goes, If anybody ever screws with me, she d pull up one of her stilettos and said, I ll stab him in the eyes with this, Carroll said.
Trujillo worked as a legal assistant, but claimed she was also a masseuse, although she is not registered, Carroll said.
She is a Mexican citizen and asked for the Mexican consulate to be notified in this case.
Andersson was full-time researcher at the UH where he specialized in the area of women s reproductive health.
Trujillo was being held on $100,000 bail. Her mother took the stand on her behalf, but the judge did not lower it. She remained in jail as of Tuesday afternoon.