publication date: Oct. 3, 2014


Past Coverage of the MD Anderson Poisoning Case

MD Anderson Researcher Charged With Placing Ethylene Glycol In Colleague’s Coffee

A breast cancer researcher at MD Anderson Cancer Center faces a felony charge of aggravated assault against a fellow faculty member.
A complaint filed in Harris County District Court May 29 says that Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo used ethylene glycol to injure her colleague George Blumenschein.
Court documents state that Gonzalez- Angulo and Blumenschein were dating.

Officials: Poisoning Unrelated to MD Anderson;

Critics Allege Dysfunction in Handling of Affair

Images of the gleaming buildings and the distinctive logo of MD Anderson Cancer Center have been flashing on television screens and appearing on pages of respectable newspapers and scandal sheets alike.

The reason has nothing to do with the Moon Shots aimed at curing cancers. Rather, the name of the venerable cancer center is being dragged through the mud because one of its doctors stands accused of trying to poison another.

Gonzalez-Angulo Found Guilty in MD Anderson Poisoning Case

HOUSTON—Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a 43-year-old breast cancer specialist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, was found guilty of poisoning her lover, George Blumenschein, another medical oncologist at MD Anderson.

A jury at the Harris County 248th District Criminal Court found Gonzalez-Angulo guilty of aggravated assault Sept. 26. The court immediately went into the penalty phase of the proceedings.

The jury reached its guilty verdict after deliberating for a total of four hours spread over two days.

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