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Update: TX woman sentenced after fatally stabbing man with stiletto

Update: TX woman sentenced after fatally stabbing man with stiletto

POSTED: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 12:25pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 12:39pm

A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death with her stiletto heel in June 2013.

Ana Lilia Trujillo, 44, is accused of gouging a 59-year-old man with a stiletto multiple times, leaving puncture wounds all over his head, according to a Houston Police Department news release issued Monday.

Trujillo has been charged with murder in the 338th State District Court.

Police responded to a report of an assault at The Parklane high-rise condominium complex in Houston’s Theater District shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday. Trujillo opened the door to the unit for police, who discovered the man’s body on the floor, according to a statement from HPD patrol officers.

The slain man has not been identified by officials, but police described him as Trujillo’s “boyfriend” in the news release. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the stabbing shortly after responders showed up, the patrol officers said.

Trujillo claimed she acted in self-defense. In Friday's punishment phase on April 11, 2014, the jury issued the maximum penalty of life in prison.

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