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CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A medical doctor who practiced in the Houston area is accused of poisoning another doctor she was dating.

Court documents stated that 42-year-old Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member.

Upon an investigation, authorities with the University of Texas at Houston Police Department  concluded that Gonzalez-Angulo attempted to poison Dr. George Blumenschein back in late January, by putting ethylene glycol in his coffee. At the time of the incident, the couple was alone together in a home located on Gamercy Street.

The victim said that Gonzalez-Angulo gave him a cup of coffee that she had made for him. After sipping the coffee, he noted it had a sweet taste and reminded Gonzalez-Angulo that he prefers his coffee black. Gonzalez-Angulo told him that she had put the sweetener Splenda in it.

After Blumenschein drank two cups of the coffee, which he noted as having a sweet taste, he began to experience slurred speech, poor balance and loss of fine motor skills.

Several hours later, Blumenschein was admitted to the emergency room where it was discovered that he had central nervous system depression, renal failure and cardiopulmonary complications.

A toxicology report revealed that the amount of ethylene glycol in Blumenschein’s system was enough to cause death in an adult. The chemical ethylene glycol is a common additive that is found in car antifreeze.

Both Gonzalez-Angulo and Blumenschein work at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Further reports stated that Gonzalez-Angulo is on paid administrative leave from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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