HOUSTON - Jurors have convicted a Houston woman of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a 5½-inch stiletto.
Ana Trujillo showed no emotion when the verdict was read Tuesday. She mouthed the words "I love you" to her family as she was escorted out of the courtroom.
Prosecutors said Trujillo stabbed 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.
In final arguments, they called it a "vicious murder" committed in a fit of rage.
Trujillo’s attorneys said she was defending herself from an attack by Andersson, a UH professor and researcher.
Trujillo did not take the stand on her attorney’s advice.
The jury got deliberated only two hours before returning the verdict.
Defense attorney Jack Carroll said he was surprised.
"They didn’t ask any questions, they all seemed like they were in a good mood," Carroll said. "I thought it was in the bag. I was wrong."
"I would submit to you that when you find her guilty of murder, you’re not telling her anything she doesn’t already know," said Prosecutor Sarah Mickelson.
Jurors will be back on Wednesday to hear testimony in the sentencing phase.
Trujillo, 45, faces up to life in prison.
Testimony showed the victim bought the $1500 stilettos for Trujillo.