Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Texas Woman Doctor On Trial For Attempted Murder of Colleague
A doctor could spent the rest of her life in prison if found guilty of poisoning the co-worker with whom she was having an affair.
The trial for breast cancer doctor Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo began today in Houston, Texas. The 43-year-old stands accused of spiking her ex-lover Dr George Blumenschein's coffee with antifreeze.
The two met working at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and started a casual sexual relationship in 2011, while Blumenschein was living with his long-term girlfriend, Evette Toney.
In their opening statements on Monday, prosecutors argued that Gonzalez-Angulo had a 'fatal attraction' to Blumenschein, and poisoned him when she found out that his girlfriend had suffered a miscarriage.
Female cancer doctor, 43, 'who had a Fatal Attraction-style obsession with her co-worker and former lover attempted to kill him by spiking his coffee with antifreeze'
Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo stands accused of poisoning her co-worker and ex-lover Dr George Blumenschein with antifreeze
The two started a casual sexual relationship in 2011, while Blumenschein was living with his long-term girlfriend
Prosecutors say Gonzalez-Angulo poisoned her boyfriend in January 2013, after finding out his girlfriend had suffered a miscarriage
Blumenschein survived the poisoning, which sent him into kidney failure
If convicted, Gonzalez-Angulo could spend a maximum of life in prison
By ASHLEY COLLMAN FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 17:57 EST, 15 September 2014 | UPDATED: 00:49 EST, 16 September 2014