You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state
     JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina.
  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
     WASHINGTON – The government’s own watchdogs say they tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability.
  • Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off
     A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights for gays and lesbians.
Advertisement
File | AP
Prosecutor John Jordan sets down a stiletto shoe entered into evidence during the trial. (Houston Chronicle | Brett Coomer)

Girlfriend found guilty in stiletto heel killing

File | AP
Ana Lilia Trujillo sits in the courtroom before opening arguments March 31. (Houston Chronicle | Brett Coomer)

HOUSTON – Jurors have found a Houston woman guilty of stabbing to death her boyfriend with the 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe.

Ana Trujillo, 45, is accused 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. Her attorneys said she was defending herself from an attack.

The jury deliberated about two hours before announcing it had a verdict Tuesday.

During closing arguments earlier Tuesday, prosecutor John Jordan told jurors that Trujillo's actions were not self-defense but "vicious murder."

Jack Carroll, Trujillo's attorney, countered that his client did the only thing she could do while being attacked: defend herself.

Trujillo faces up to life in prison if convicted of murder.

Advertisement