The coffee poisoning news story shows that educated doctors kill with coffee, not guns or knives. What the coffee poisoning news story does not show, however, is why one doctor would want to kill another doctor and why, if one is so educated, would drink coffee if it isn’t what one usually drinks. Unfortunately, as the Houston Chronicle reports on June 10, 2013, it is a mystery why one doctor tried to kill another doctor with coffee as “a deadly weapon.”
The only information provided about the relationship between the two doctors involved in the coffee poisoning news story is that the two doctors were in “a casual sexual relationship.”
According to the coffee poisoning complaint which was filed on May 29, Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo gave Dr. Blumenschein not just one cup of poisoned coffee, but two.
Doctor Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, who allegedly used coffee as a deadly weapon to poison her lover, is regarded as a distinguished citizen and scientist. She is a well-known researcher in the oncology field and studies aggressive forms of breast cancer at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Following the alleged coffee poisoning accusations, Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo was booked May 30, charged with aggravated assault against Dr. George Blumenschein, and released on $50,000 bail. She is now on administrative leave, has surrendered her passport, and has been ordered “not to go within 200 feet of Blumenschein’s residence or place of employment.”
Doctor George Blumenschein, the alleged victim in the coffee poisoning story, is a specialist in lung and head and neck cancers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Following the alleged coffee poisoning incident, “sixteen hours later,” Dr. Blumenschein 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 an affidavit obtained by the Houston Chronicle newspaper, Dr. Blumenschein likes his coffee black, not poisoned.
On January 27, the two doctors were alone in Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo’s home when she served him coffee. Since the coffee tasted sweet and Dr. Blumenschein liked his coffee black, he asked his lover for another cup of coffee. “She urged him to drink up anyway.”
According to court documents, Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo said “it was sweetened with Splenda.”
“The coffee tasted sweet because it was laced with a sweet-tasting toxic chemical used in antifreeze and medical research, ethylene glycol, according to a criminal complaint filed with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The complaint referred to the chemical as a ‘deadly weapon’.”