In a number of major American cities being homeless is becoming a criminal act punishable by arrest, and incarceration. The criminal penalties for not having a home will vary from location to location, but rest assured, this is a serious phenomenon being perpetrated by the law.
We’ve run across an interesting update to the case of the Stiletto Heel Killer in Houston. It seems she may indeed get a chance to tell her side of the story on the witness stand. See the video news update below.
According to ABC NEWS, she has already been found guilty so this must be move by the defense team to exhaust all options. May as well, now is not the time to not be exhausting all available resources considering she’s been found guilty. See the report below.
Ana Trujillo, the woman found guilty of murdering her boyfriend in the so-called “stiletto murder,” told ABC News’ 20/20 in an exclusive interview that he was abusive and attacked her on the night she beat him to death with her shoe. Source
Although its a rough case, my hat is off to the defense considering that no one had this woman’s back as far as witness testimony is concerned.
Houston’s stiletto murder appears to be coming to a close and it has captured the attention of a nation. Its understandable why too. Just think of that first series of headlines which may have read something like, “Woman Kills Man With Shoe”, or, “Woman Murders College Professor with Stiletto Heel”, and so forth. However, there is usually more to the case than what the headlines may read, which is why we have criminal justice trials.
Clipping from KPRC Houston
Attorneys for a Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her 5 1/2-inch stiletto heel used a martial arts expert during her trial on Monday to demonstrate for jurors how they believe she was attacked on the night of the killing.
Ana Trujillo 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.
Trujillo’s attorney has contended the 45-year-old woman was defending herself from an attack by Andersson. Source
Now call me crazy, but when you bring in a martial arts expert as a witness in a trial we’ve got to be looking at some the stuff “Made for TV” movies are made of. On a more serious note, if was being attacked by a man, she would have needed a weapon. At the end of the day, men are physically stronger than woman and if she was being attacked by a man, she would need a weapon of some sort to even the odds. Enter the Stiletto Heel.
According to news reports the case has gone to the jury for deliberation. Hopefully when the jury completes their deliberation they’ll come to the conclusion that this was indeed a murder which stemmed from a self defense.