MD Anderson doctor accused of poisoning another doctor appears in court

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on July 10, 2013 at 2:56 PM

HOUSTON – A medical doctor is accused of trying to poison another doctor she was dating appeared in court Wednesday morning.  

 

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 42, who is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, had her court date reset.

According to investigators with the University of Texas at Houston Police Department, Gonzalez-Angulo attempted to poison Dr. George Blumenschein on Jan. 27 by putting ethylene glycol in his coffee while the two were alone together in a home in the 3860 block of Gamercy Street.

The victim said that Gonzalez-Angulo gave him a cup of coffee that she had made for him. When he sipped the coffee, he told her that it tasted sweet to him and that he preferred his coffee black. Gonzalez-Angulo told him that she had put Splenda in it.

The victim drank two cups of the coffee, which he claimed both tasted sweet to him, court documents state. Within four hours, Blumenschein began to experience slurred speech, poor balance and loss of fine motor skills.

Sixteen hours after drinking the coffee, Blumenschein was admitted to the emergency room where it was discovered that he had central nervous system depression, cardiopulmonary complications and renal failure. He survived the ordeal.

A toxicology report showed that the amount of ethylene glycol in Blumenschein’s system was enough to cause death in an adult. The report also indicated that ethylene glycol has a sweet taste, which is consistent with what the victim said about the coffee Gonzalez-Angulo made for him.

 

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