Texas True Crime: The Dr. Stefan Andersson Murder Mystery!
Dr. Stefan Andersson, a successful scientist and research professor at the University of Houston, and his ex-girlfriend, Ana Trujillo, came home after a night of drinking on June 9, 2013. They lived in the Parklane high rise in the Museum District. At 3:41 a.m., 911 got a call. Trujillo was going crazy.
“Listen, he’s about to die!” Trujillo yelled at the dispatcher while crying. The 43-year-old was so upset that the woman on the other end of the line could barely understand her.
Andersson was stabbed 25 times by Trujillo’s blue suede five-inch high-heeled pump, size 9. When the emergency workers got there, it was too late to save the doctor. Andersson had died of bleeding on the floor of his own room. The cops took Trujillo downtown to question him.
She said she did it to protect herself. She said that Andersson wanted to get back together, and when Trujillo told him no, he attacked her. They didn’t believe it. Trujillo was accused of ki!!ing someone.
In the nine months that followed, detectives gathered proof and prosecutors built their case. They could see that Andersson was the one who was hurt, not the one who started the fight. Friends said that the 59-year-old scientist was kind and gentle, and that he would never touch a lady.
“He could talk to anyone. But it was because he listened,” said Annika Lundqvist, Andersson’s close friend. “That’s partly why he was so popular with people I think. He was curious about them. Curious about people. He listened to anyone.”
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Because Andersson was private and focused on his work, it’s possible that most of his friends and family haven’t said much about what happened. Up to now.
After 10 years, we’re finally getting to know who Andersson really was. His closest friends, who are speaking on camera for the first time, want to change the story about the doctor’s tragic death by remembering him as a successful researcher and professor.
We’ll also show you key pieces of evidence that you haven’t seen since the trial, like Trujillo’s bloody clothes, her hour-long questioning, her 911 call, photos of the crime scene, and that famous blue stiletto.
Trujillo was found guilty nine months after he ki!!ed Andersson. The jurors decided she was guilty in less than two hours. Trujillo, who is now 55 years old, is serving a life term at the Gatesville Correctional Facility, which is about 200 miles northwest of Houston.
“This was just — it just happened,” Trujillo told ABC13 from prison. “It was just an accident. It just got to the point where I had to defend myself. And I hate saying that — the whole defending. I really was just doing that. I love this man. I care deeply for him.”