A Swedish-born professor's girlfriend has been charged with murder after she allegedly stabbed him to death with her stiletto heels in Huston, Texas.

The 59-year-old victim's body was recovered from an apartment in Houston on Sunday morning. It is unclear if the apartment belongs to the man or the woman.

Alf Stefan Andersson, a professor of women's reproductive health at the University of Houston was a dual citizenship holder.

"The victim had both Swedish and US citizenship. He took American citizenship sometime during the 1990s," Sara Brandt-Hansen, a spokeswoman with the Swedish foreign ministry, told the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

Police arrived at the crime scene on Sunday morning following a call at about 3:50 a.m, from a neighbor, informing them of an assault at the otherwise quiet luxury apartment.

When the police arrived, Trujillo reportedly answered the door and Andersson's body was found lying on the floor with multiple stab wounds to his head, a report by ABC News suggests. He was pronounced dead at the apartment in The Parklane building in Houston.

However, officials from the local prosecutor's office inform that Trujillo claims she attacked the professor in self defence.

She has been released on $100,000 bail and is expected to appear at Harris County District Court hearing on Tuesday.

"The University of Houston community is saddened to learn of the tragic death of Professor Stefan Andersson. Our hearts go out to his colleagues, family and friends during this difficult time," the university said in a statement.

This is not the first time a woman has used her stiletto heel as a weapon. Earlier in 2011, a British woman was charged after she stabbed her stiletto heel through a man's eye.

The 33-year-old woman was sharing a cab with the man when the assault took place.