Cops: Woman Killed Boyfriend With Stiletto Thelma Carter allegedly used high-heel shoe in killing By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Aug 2, 2011 8:46 AM CDT 0 comments Comments The may be painful to wear, but Thelma Carter may have proven stilettos painful in a whole new way. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – It gives new meaning to the term "killer heels": A Georgia woman has been charged with murder in the death of her boyfriend—who she allegedly killed using a stiletto heel. Authorities believe Thelma Carter, 46, struck 58-year-old Robert Higdon with the spiky shoe after a fight they had Sunday evening. Carter called authorities herself upon returning to their trailer yesterday morning. Investigators aren't sure how many times Higdon was struck; an autopsy has been scheduled for today.