HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her stiletto heel told detectives that her boyfriend had attacked her first and she didn't realize she had hurt him until she saw blood on the floor, according to a police interrogation video played for jurors on Wednesday.
Ana Trujillo is charged with murder in the death of 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson, a University of Houston professor and researcher. Authorities allege Trujillo sat on top of Andersson and struck him at least 25 times in the face and head with the shoe during an argument at his condominium last June. Trujillo's attorney has told jurors his client was defending herself.
On the third day of Trujillo's trial, prosecutors played a video recording of police detectives' interrogation of the 45-year-old woman that took place hours after the killing.
In the video, Trujillo told detectives that the couple returned to Andersson's condominium after a night of drinking and the two began arguing after Andersson said he was jealous that another man had bought her a drink that evening.
She told detectives she was just going to see her family in Waco the next day, but that Andersson became angry because he thought she was going to leave him.
"And his face got red ... and he became infuriated," Trujillo said. "And then he came toward me, (and said) 'You are not going to leave me, ever.'"
Trujillo said Andersson grabbed her and the two started wrestling in a hallway. She said she got away but Andersson chased her down and got on top of her, preventing her from breathing. She said Andersson was growling at her.
"I was begging him to let me go," she said.
Trujillo told detectives Andersson then lost his balance and she was able to get on top of him.
"He grabbed me. I was hitting him with the shoe, telling him, 'Please stop,'" she said.
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