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Doctor Accused Of Poisoning Co-Worker's Coffee

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Office romances almost never work out, but even rarer is someone getting killed as a result of one.

Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, an oncologist in Houston, Texas, allegedly poisoned the coffee of a fellow doctor she was dating.

Gonzalez-Angulo is charged with aggravated assault in connection with an incident that took place on January 27th.

According to court documents, Gonzalez-Angulo and Dr. George Blumenschein, the colleague she was dating, were together at a home in the 3800 block of Gramercy Street when she handed him a cup of coffee laced with ethylene glycol, a substance often used in antifreeze.

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About four hours later, Blumenschein began experiencing slurred speech, poor balance and loss of fine motor skills. Then 16 hours into the ordeal, he was hospitalized.

Her lawyer, Derek S. Hollingsworth issued the following statement about the charges against his client:

“Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo is completely innocent. She is a distinguished citizen and scientist, and these allegations are totally inconsistent with her personal and professional life.”

“We now have met with the Harris County District Attorney's Office several times and we have been assured that they are going to take a fresh and careful look at this case.”

Sources: KHOU, ABCLocal