Ana Lilia Trujillo

Ana Trujillo
Crime: Murder

You don’t want to make Ana Lilia Trujillo angry. You wouldn’t like her when she’s angry. And drunk. Apparently, Ana Trujillo of Houston, Texas has one helluva temper. She may be small but she’s feisty. She’s also lethal.

Ana Trujillo’s boyfriend, Dr. Alf Stefan Andersson, found out the hardest way possible that she was capable of extreme violence when she got angry. He himself became a victim of that violence.

Dr. Stefan Andersson hailed from Sweden, and Ana Trujillo was born in Mexico. Dr. Andersson was a respected University of Houston professor and biomedical researcher. Ana Trujillo, a mother of 2, worked variously as a legal assistant, massage therapist, club bouncer and artist.

I don’t know how they got together but their relationship was on and off for about a year.

The relationship was volatile at times. Twice Dr. Andersson had barred Ana Trujillo from his Parklane luxury condominium and even changed his locks. Despite the difficulties, the couple eventually got together again. Too bad for Dr. Andersson.

On Saturday, June 8, 2013, Dr. Stefan Andersson and Ana Trujillo went to a local Houston bar they often frequented. They drank a couple of bottles of wine and then graduated to shots of tequila — a fair amount of tequila. They both obviously enjoyed alcohol.

The couple’s evening of fun and drinks soured and wound up turning into a night of anger and rage.

According to Ana Trujillo, the argument started when a man offered to buy her a drink. Dr. Andersson apparently wasn’t pleased about that. But that’s according to Ana Trujillo. Dr. Andersson is currently unable to give his version of events.

The couple left the bar not happy with each other. They took a taxi and the driver was very concerned about Ana Trujillo’s behavior toward Dr. Andersson.

Dr Stefan Andersson“You need to be careful. Your friend is not in her right mind,” the cab driver, Rosemary Gomez, told the man. She was right. Ana Trujillo was cursing and belligerent and drunk.

“[Dr. Andersson] got my hand and squeezed it and said, I’ll be OK,” said Rosemary Gomez.

At 2:00 a.m. on June 9, 2013, the couple arrived at Dr. Andersson’s condominium on the 19th floor of the luxury high-rise. Their argument continued and got very physical.

According to Ana Trujillo, Dr. Andersson attacked her in a rage. Why? Because he thought she was going to leave him. Or because they disagreed about her plan to visit her daughter in Waco. (She’s on record as giving both reasons.)

Hmmm, I have to wonder why a guy who twice barred Ana Trujillo from his condo and changed his locks to keep her out would now be furious that she might leave him. Doesn’t seem too likely to me.

And him getting in a rage over her visit to her daughter doesn’t seem likely to me either.

Parklane CondominiumAnyway, to continue, Dr. Andersson chased her down, Ana Trujillo said, and knocked her into a wall and threw her over a couch. They battled on and off for an hour, she said. She’d try to calm him down but he kept getting agitated and would start fighting again, she said.

Did Ana Trujillo call 911 at any time during that hour-long ordeal? Nope.

Dr. Andersson ultimately grabbed her, Ana Trujillo said, and wrestled with her until he was on top. She couldn’t breathe, she said, and she had to fight back in self-defense.

“I did fear for my life. I felt he lost it,” Ana Trujillo said.

If what she said were true then she would be right to act in self-defense. After all, she is just a diminutive woman and Dr. Andersson was a big strapping guy. He could do her a whole lot of damage wrestling and tossing her about like that.

I find it very suspicious, then, that Ana Trujillo had NO injuries from that night. NONE!

The person who had plenty of injuries was Dr. Stefan Andersson. In fact, he had so many injuries he died.

Ana Trujillo had somehow managed to pin the poor man down on the floor, probably because he’d injured his back, and then she took the 5 1/2 inch blue suede stiletto off her foot. She used that shoe to stab his head and face, arms and neck. In her frenzy she stabbed and stabbed at him repeatedly. Dr. Andersson sustained at least 25 wounds. That, IMO, is overkill.

Ana Trujillo wasn’t yet finished. She also applied pressure to her victim’s neck in a bid to stop him from breathing. It sounds like she really, really wanted Dr. Andersson dead.

Dr. Alf Stefan Andersson bled to death from his injuries. The poor guy! Possibly one of the blows to his neck had severed his jugular. He would have been dead within minutes then.

At 3:40 a.m. somebody (maybe Ana Trujillo, maybe not) called police to report a domestic disturbance in the Andersson condominium.

When officers arrived at the scene they were greeted by Ana Trujillo covered in blood — none of it hers. A clump of hair that she’d pulled out of her victim’s head was clutched in her hand.

The walls and floor of the condo were covered in blood. Stefan Andersson, 59, lay dead on the floor, flat on his back. The murder weapon was deposited nearby.

Ana Trujillo explained to the officers that her boyfriend had attacked her and she had been forced to fight him off. She was arrested and taken off to the Harris County jail.

Ana Trujillo gained immediate notoriety. The case became known in the media as the Stiletto Murder Case. If she’d chosen any other weapon she likely wouldn’t have been brought to international attention.

It’s ironic that the murder weapon — the $1500 pair of shoes — was bought by the victim as a gift to the killer.

Ana Trujillo was freed on $100,000 bond. She went to trial in Houston in March 2014.

Ana Trujillo and shoes

The blue suede stilettos used in the killing. Source: AP

The defense that was presented in court was that she’d merely defended herself from a violent attack by Dr. Andersson.

“Stefan Andersson grabbed her, they started wrestling, he got on top of her and she couldn’t breathe,” defense attorney Jack Carroll said. “He got her in a hold.”

Gee, I wonder how petite Ana Trujillo managed to get herself from underneath Dr. Andersson to wind up on top and sitting on him. I wonder how she got out of that hold he supposedly had on her.

The defense also insisted that Ana Trujillo had suffered some injuries that night at the hands of Dr. Andersson. Riiight.

At the time of the murder she did sport some old bruises that she got 2 weeks before from a fight with an ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. Not compelling evidence, IMO.

What was compelling evidence was testimony by a neighbour that a man screamed at 2:13 a.m. — a man and not a woman. If Ana Trujillo was being attacked, would she not have screamed?

The most compelling evidence of all was the fact Ana Trujillo stabbed Dr. Andersson at least 25 times — and several wounds were defensive wounds on her victim’s arms. That was far more force than necessary to fend off an attacker. And why, if he was already bleeding profusely, would she try to strangle him too?

After a couple of hours of deliberation on April 8, 2014, the jury found Ana Trujillo, 45, guilty of murder. The same jury was tasked with determining the killer’s sentence.

Ana Trujillo testifying

Source: The Bishop/KHOU/Twitter

During the punishment phase the jury got to learn a lot more about Ana Trujillo, aka Ana Fox. They learned she was arrested for drunken driving twice. They learned that she attacked a former friend, Brian Goodney, after a dinner party in 2009 — she’d hit him in the back of the head with a candlestick and knocked him out.

The jury also learned how security guard James Jiminez had been escorting a drunken Ana Trujillo from a downtown building in 2011 when she attacked him, grabbed his hair and pulled him to the ground.

The defense brought out psychologist Julia Babcock who testified that the killer had been in a whole pile of abusive relationships and that’s why she overreacted when defending herself against Dr. Andersson. Julia Babcock testified that she’d based her opinion on information provided by Ana Trujillo.

Ana Trujillo’s family members testified as to her good character.

Then Ana Trujillo took the stand and spoke for 7 hours. She told the jurors how she’d been repeatedly abused and sexually assaulted by men in her life. She told jurors that she had no idea that she’d hurt her boyfriend so badly until she realized her hands were full of blood.

Ana Trujillo

AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, James Nielsen

“I never meant to hurt him,” Ana Trujillo said. “It was never my intent. I loved him. I wanted to get away. I never wanted to kill him.”

The defense attorney asked that his client be shown mercy. He asked that she be sentenced to 2 years in prison.

The prosecutor Sarah Mickelson said, “The fact she took a stiletto to his face 25 times and then paraded around town like she’s the victim, that’s insulting.”

Prosecutor John Jordan said to the jury, “To take a shoe and to literally beat someone to death, that’s a different type of crime. Do you think it aggravates it that the person being beaten didn’t even fight back?”

On April 11, 2014, Ana Trujillo was sentenced to life in prison. Long may she rot.

There is no evidence at all that Dr. Alf Stefan Andersson was a violent person. There is no evidence that he ever brutalized Ana Trujillo. I think it’s horrible that his reputation has been smeared by his killer’s effort to justify her murderous actions.

“My uncle was a great man,” his niece Ylva Olofsson said. “He was kind. He didn’t deserve what happened to him. We are happy that justice is served.”

RIP Dr. Andersson. I extend my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

Boston.com article
The Australian article
New York Daily News article
ABC News article – trial
ABC News article – verdict
WPTV News article
Yahoo News article

Photos courtesy of Houston Police Department, University of Houston

7 Responses to Ana Lilia Trujillo

  1. BENGALPUSS says:

    Bitch should of got the death penalty, one less lump of shite on this planet.

  2. moodymagic says:

    You are right Cleo long may she rot. so true Bengalpuss as well.

  3. 2cute says:

    Holy sh*t she’s got a temper! She’s a maniac and I’m glad she’s locked up. She’s not safe to be around.

  4. bulldoggy says:

    I didn’t comment on her before because I couldn’t figure out what to say. She’s got me speechless. I remember wrestling with my brother during an argument and I bloodied his nose. The sight of blood brought me to my senses and I felt completely horrible and apologetic about it. The sight of blood seems to have stirred a real blood lust in this broad. She didn’t stop until he bled out and that was the man she “loved.” She’s heartless, plain and simple.

    • BENGALPUSS says:

      And ungrateful as well bulldoggy, because those shoes were nice, and pricey, and he bought the bitch them and the thanks he gets is being battered by them. in america they don’t allow prisoners to wear shoes do they? i’m sure they wear flip flops, which should be reassuring for her fellow prisoners.

  5. MsM says:

    There really is nothing to say to this one. It’s an excellent example of why alcohol is never a good idea.

  6. lee77 says:

    Andersson banned Trujillo from his apartment a heck of a lot more than “twice.” He changed the locks twice, but banned her numerous times and a few days later, he’d bring her home with him again. She once attacked him in a restaurant and bit him so badly on the cheek that blood was streaming down his face. She regularly hit him (sometimes with heavy objects), scratched and bit him and he reluctantly admitted to one friend that he was physically “abused” by Ana. So why did he keep going back for more? If he’d truly wanted her out of his life, he would have called the police when she showed up at his apartment, or approached him in a restaurant and gotten a restraining order. She shouldn’t have killed him, but in this murder, he was partially responsible for his own death. Ana Trujillo was mentally unbalanced and everyone who knew her — including Andersson — knew she was nuts.

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