Dr. accused in bizarre break-in case reaches deal

Dr. Angela Fisher was accused of breaking into a romantic rival's home
March 11, 2014 3:39:51 PM PDT
A Houston doctor accused of harassing a romantic rival has reached a deal with prosecutors.

Dr. Angela Fisher was arrested last December, accused of breaking into a woman's home through a doggie door, and then scrawling "home wrecker" in red lipstick on her bathroom mirror. Her deal amounts to a year's probation. If the terms of the arrangement are met, all this could be eventually expunged from her record, and we're told the doctor wants to put all this behind her.

In the span of a few minutes, the criminal trespass and harassment charges against Dr. Angela Fisher were settled. She had nothing to say publicly.

Last December, Dr. Fisher was accused of kicking in a doggie door at the West University Place home of the woman she claimed was a romantic rival for her husband's affections. The woman and her children were not in the house. Dr. Fisher was accused of writing home wrecker on a mirror and sending threatening texts.

in court Tuesday, Dr. Fisher accepted what's called pretrial diversion -- no guilty or innocent plea is entered. In it, Dr. Fisher is ordered to pay nearly $3,000 in damages, attend anger management classes and write an apology letter to the woman. She is not allowed any contact with the woman, and she must continue in the counseling program as prescribed by the Texas Medical Board. She must not break the law for a year -- the term of her probation

The result, says KTRK legal analyst Joel Androphy, is that Fisher is able to remain a practicing doctor.

"This allows her to avoid having a conviction," he explained. "Because the medical board, if they had a conviction, then they would probably suspend her."

Dr. Fisher remains now, as she did before, one of the directors of Ben Taub Hospital's emergency center and an associated professor at Baylor College of Medicine.

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