HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe has begun testifying during the sentencing phase of her trial.
Ana Trujillo took the witness stand in a Houston courtroom Thursday.
Trujillo began her testimony by telling jurors about being born in Mexico, growing up in Arizona, being assaulted by her first husband, and her divorce.
The jury convicted Trujillo on Tuesday of murder in last June's killing of 59-year-old Alf Stefan Andersson at his home. Prosecutors say she pinned him down and stabbed him at least 25 times with the 5½-inch heel of her shoe.
Trujillo's attorneys say Andersson attacked her and she defended herself with the only weapon she had available, her shoe.
Trujillo faces up to life in prison.
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