Defense rests case in Texas shoe stabbing trial

Defense rests case in Texas shoe stabbing trial

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Houston woman accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with her 5 ½-inch stiletto heel used a martial arts expert Monday to demonstrate for jurors how they believe she was attacked on the night of the killing. The defense rested Monday afternoon, and prosecutors are expected to call three rebuttal witnesses Tuesday before closing arguments and turning the case over to jurors. Before resting his case, Carroll presented a demonstration in which martial arts expert Chris Martinez and another man, standing in for Trujillo, rolled on the ground and struggled with one another. The martial arts expert also told jurors that while he used a complicated leg hold in his demonstration, Trujillo has never indicated to police that Andersson used such a hold on her.



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