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Texas doctor accused of poisoning lover's coffee

Published On: Jun 09 2013 02:02:32 PM CDT
Texas News - Capitol flags
HOUSTON -

(AP) - An oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is being accused by authorities of trying to poison another doctor she was sleeping with by spiking his coffee with a sweet-tasting toxic chemical used in antifreeze and medical research.
    
Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer oncologist, was charged last week with aggravated assault against Dr. George Blumenschein, a specialist in lung and head and neck cancers at the institution. According to a criminal complaint, the pair were in "a casual sexual relationship."
    
Derek Hollingsworth, her lawyer, told the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/13rlY0d ) his client is a "distinguished citizen and scientist" who is "completely innocent" of the charge.
    
Officials say Blumenschein, who suffered a protracted loss of use of his kidneys, is still under a doctor's care.