A Texas woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for stabbing her boyfriend to death with a 5.5-inch stiletto heel.
Ana Lilia Trujillo, 45, claimed she was acting in self-defense when she stabbed University of Houston professor Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, during a drunken argument in his Houston condominium last year.
"This is not self-defense. This is a vicious murder," prosecutor John Jordan said during closing arguments Tuesday.
Anderson was stabbed at least 25 times about the face and neck.
Prosecutors claim that the couple argued during a taxi ride home on June 9, 2013. They continued to argue in the condo and at some point Andersson was injured, falling to the floor. They believe Trujillo got on top him, preventing him from getting up, and then stabbed him with the stiletto shoe.
The jury deliberated for two hours before delivering the verdict.
Trujilo’s attorney, Jack Carroll was surprised.
"They didn't ask any questions, they all seemed like they were in a good mood," he said. "I thought it was in the bag. I was wrong."
Trujillo, who faces up to life in prison, showed no emotion as the verdict was read, reported USA Today.