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    TX - Houston Oncologist Allegedly Poisoned Boyfriend's Coffee w/ antifreeze

    I didn't see this posted yet.
    Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 42, was charged with aggravated assault of a family member after she allegedly put ethylene glycol, often found in antifreeze, into a cup of coffee and served it to Dr. George Blumenschein at her Houston home in January.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-docto...ry?id=19356031

    When Blumenschein, who reportedly preferred his coffee black, asked Gonzalez-Angulo why the coffee tasted sweet, she told him she put Splenda in it, KTRK-TV reported. When he asked her for a fresh cup, she allegedly told him to finish the coffee she gave him before serving him another cup, which tasted just as sweet.
    She to be arraigned on July 10.
    Last edited by time; 06-12-2013 at 01:48 PM.

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    I don't know why it says the guy is both a boyfriend and a family member?

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    More information here. Guess her bail was low because the charge is aggravated assault rather than attempted murder.

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...er-4587961.php

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    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=9131385

    The executive director of the cancer research center, where both Gonzalez-Angulo and Blumenschein work, confirmed the substance is available in all the labs at MD Anderson, to which Gonzalez-Angulo had access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SophieRose View Post
    More information here. Guess her bail was low because the charge is aggravated assault rather than attempted murder.

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...er-4587961.php

    I would think it would have been attempted murder. From your link:

    The pair were in "a casual sexual relationship," according to the complaint filed May 29, when Gonzalez-Angulo gave Blumenschein not just one cup of poisoned coffee, but two.


    Sixteen hours later, he was taken to an emergency center, where he was found to have central nervous system depression, cardiopulmonary complications and renal failure. He subsequently had to undergo dialysis.

    ...According to the charges, when Blumenschein complained his coffee tasted sweet, she told him she'd added Splenda and instructed him to finish it, after which she made him another cup. Blumenschein said both tasted sweet. Within four hours, he began experiencing slurred speech, poor balance and loss of fine motor skills.

    A 24-hour urine test found crystals consistent with ethylene glycol poisoning, according to the complaint. It also said a county toxicologist concurred with the assessment, noting that by the time Blumenschein was assessed any ethylene glycol itself would not be present because it would have been metabolized.

    A toxicology report by a third expert indicated that Blumenschein's acute severe metabolic acidosis "more likely than not" was due to ethylene glycol poisoning.
    ...but maybe the charges are due to the difficulty in showing she did it intentionally or proving it was from the ethylene glycol? IDK

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    I think it is a good thing he likes his coffee black, otherwise he might have attributed his symptoms to an illness. The connection might not have been made until after his death like in some anti-freeze poisoning cases. jmo
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    " A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.

    Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, a breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed Texas Medical Center, had been involved in a sexual relationship with her fellow researcher, Dr. George Blumenschein."
    http://news.yahoo.com/jury-decide-se...132136959.html



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