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Apr 10, 2014 3:04 PM

Woman Convicted in Stiletto Heel Murder Says She Was Afraid

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston woman convicted of murder for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a 5 ½-inch stiletto shoe heel tells jurors she loved her boyfriend and was trying to help him become a better person but he became aggressive during their relationship.

Ana Trujillo (troo-HEE'-yoh) took the witness stand in a Houston courtroom Thursday in the penalty phase of the trial, which will decide her sentence.

The jury convicted Trujillo on Tuesday of murder in last June's killing of 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson at his home. Prosecutors say she pinned him down and stabbed him at least 25 times with the 5½-inch heel of her shoe.

Trujillo's attorneys say Andersson attacked her and she was defending herself.

She told jurors Andersson was a heavy drinker, he would wake up angry and she became afraid of him.

Trujillo faces up to life in prison.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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