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Monday, June 10, 2013

Prominent doctor accused of poisoning lover’s coffee

Texas – Prosecutors have charged a Houston oncologist with spiking her lover and coworker’s coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical used in antifreeze and medical research, causing serious health problems including renal failure.

Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was charged with aggravated assault against Dr. George Blumenschein, a specialist in lung and head and neck cancers at the institution.

The two were in a casual sexual relationship, according to a criminal complaint.

The complaint said Blumenschein, who joined M.D. Anderson in 2000, suffered a protracted loss of the use of his kidneys and is still being treated for it. M.D. Anderson officials would not say whether he is back at work.

Gonzalez-Angulo’s lawyer, Derek Hollingsworth, told the Houston Chronicle that she is “completely innocent.” Full Article

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