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Woman kills boyfriend with shoe after night at bar

Woman kills boyfriend with shoe after night at bar

June 12th, 2013 in News

HOUSTON (AP) - It started out as a normal night where Ana Trujillo and her boyfriend went out to a local Houston bar they often frequented. They enjoyed a couple bottles of wine, and tossed back a few shots of tequila.

But the evening soured, she told police, after another man approached her at the bar. He offered to buy her a drink, angering her boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, a respected professor and researcher at the University of Houston. The two argued and left the bar in a huff.

Yet how she became so incensed, or scared, that she wielded her stiletto shoe as a deadly weapon - repeatedly bashing Andersson with the heel, leaving him dead in a bloody crime scene - remains unclear. Trujillo maintains she acted in self-defense after Andersson became violent.

"Somebody is dead. The motive doesn't change the charges," Sara Marie Kinney, a spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney's office, said Wednesday. "She confessed to doing it. The reason and all of that will play out in court."

Trujillo, 44, was charged with murder and remained jailed Wednesday. Bond is set at $100,000, according to court documents. Her attorney, Lott Brooks, said he has requested a physical and mental evaluation of Trujillo. He said she maintains self-defense, but he still has not been able to have a lengthy conversation with her about the facts of the case.