Doctor arrested after spiking her lover’s drink with poisonBy Mason White 11:19 AM June 10, 2013
|Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo|
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A female doctor was arrested and charged with assault related charges after spiking her lover’s drink, according to court proceedings in Texas.
Prosecutors have accused the Houston oncologist of poisoning her lover’s coffee with a sweet tasting chemical used in antifreeze and medical research, causing him serious health problems, including kidney failure.
Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer oncologist at the Texas University of MD Anderson Cancer Center, was charged last week with aggravated assault against Dr. George Blumenschein, a specialist in lung, head and neck cancers in the institution. The two were in a “casual sexual relationship,” according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint said that Blumenschein, who joined MD Anderson in 2000, suffered a prolonged loss of use of his kidneys and is still being treated for it. MD Anderson officials did not say if he is back at work.
Gonzalez-Angulo’s lawyer, Derek Hollingsworth, said that his client is “completely innocent.”
“She is a distinguished citizen and scientist, and these accusations are totally incompatible with her personal and professional lives,” Hollingsworth said in a statement.
Gonzalez-Angulo, who joined MD Anderson in 2003, is free on $50,000 bail.
MD Anderson officials said Gonzalez-Angulo is on paid administrative leave.
Authorities allege that Blumenschein was poisoned on January 27 when he was at the home of Gonzalez-Angulo.
According to the indictment, when Blumenschein complained that his coffee tasted sweet, she told him she had added Splenda.
Within four hours, Blumenschein began experiencing slurred speech, balance problems, and loss of fine motor skills. He was taken to an emergency center, where it was discovered that the doctor was suffering from central nervous system depression, kidney failure and cardiopulmonary complications. Later he had to undergo dialysis.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view