Jury deliberating sentence in shoe stabbing trial
Jury deliberating sentence of woman convicted of fatally stabbing boyfriend with stiletto heel
Associated Press
2014-04-11 11:42 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jurors have begun deliberating the sentence of a Houston woman convicted of stabbing to death her Swedish-born boyfriend with the 5?-inch (14 centimeter) stiletto heel of her shoe.

Ana Trujillo was convicted of striking 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson at least 25 times in the face with her shoe during an argument in June at his Houston condominium. Trujillo's attorneys have contended the 45-year-old woman was defending herself from an attack by Andersson, who was a University of Houston professor and researcher.

The jury got the case following closing arguments in the trial's sentencing phase earlier Thursday.

Prosecutor John Jordan asked jurors to sentence the Mexican-born Trujillo to life in prison.

Trujillo's attorney, Jack Carroll, asked jurors to be merciful, and requested a two-year sentence.

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