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Judge orders accused stiletto killer to surrender passport

Brian Roger, Houston Chronicle
Updated 4:04 pm, Friday, December 13, 2013

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  • Ana Trujillo accused of killing her boyfriend with a stiletto appears in court. Photo: Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle
    Ana Trujillo accused of killing her boyfriend with a stiletto appears in court. Photo: Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle

 

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A Houston woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto high heel earlier this year was released Thursday on $100,000 bail.

State District Judge Brock Thomas on Friday told Ana Lilia Trujillo that she would have to surrender her passport under the terms of her release. Trujillo, 44, is also forbidden from drinking alcohol and is required to wear a GPS monitor on her ankle.

She is charged with murder, accused of killing her 59-year-old boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, at his Museum District high-rise condominium in June. Andersson was a top researcher in women's health issues at the University of Houston.

If convicted, Trujillo faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Jack Carroll, Trujillo's attorney, said his client called 911 after the incident, which happened about 2 a.m. June 9.

"I expect self-defense may be a major issue in this case," Carroll said. He said there may be evidence that Trujillo was involved in an abusive relationship with Andersson.

At Trujillo's arraignment in June, Assistant Harris County District Attorney John Jordan said the couple spent the evening before the incident drinking tequila at a nightclub.

After the couple went to Andersson's apartment, there was a struggle and Trujillo allegedly stabbed his head, face and neck with the heel, investigators said.