The husband of a California dermatologist set up a hidden camera in his eat-in kitchen and allegedly caught his wife poisoning his hot soda with drain cleaner, court documents show.
Doctor Jack Chen secretly filmed his 10-year-old wife Yue “Emily” Yu after he fell ill and suspected her of spiked his drink with Drano, according to an affidavit from the New York Post.
Mr. Chen provided the footage to Irvine, Orange County police who arrested Ms. Yu, 45, outside her dermatology office in Mission Viejo on Thursday.
She was released after posting $30,000 bail on Friday, according to inmate records from the Orange County Jail, and has not yet been criminally charged.
Mr. Chen further alleged that his wife had physically and verbally abused him and the couple’s two children in the past when she was seeking a restraining order in court. the post reported.
“When Emily is frustrated and yells at the children, she usually uses a Chinese phrase that translates to ‘go die,'” Mr. Chen told the court.
“She also says to the kids, ‘Your head has a problem,’ ‘Your head is sick,’ ‘F*** yourself,’ ‘Fucking idiot,’ ‘Stupid a**hole,’ and ‘Get the fuck out.’ out of the way’.”
Mr. Chen, a radiologist, suffered “serious internal injuries” after consuming the detergent, police said.
He is seeking a divorce and has been granted a restraining order by the courts, the post reported.
Providence Mission Hospital, where Ms. Yu has privileges, said it was cooperating with the police investigation and said there was no impact on patients.
Mr. Chen said he met Ms. Yu in 2011 and they got married the following year.
He claimed in court filings that he noticed a change in her after the birth of their two children in 2013 and 2014.
The couple’s two children, now aged 7 and 8, were said to have been abused since childhood, Mr Chen claimed in court documents.
Lieutenant Bill Bingham of the Irvine Police Department DailyMail.com that it appeared that Mr. Chen had been poisoned “over a long period of time.”
Mr Bingham said the radiologist fell ill about a month ago and was seeking medical treatment when his condition worsened.
He set up the cameras after growing suspicious of his wife, Mr Bingham said DailyMail.com.
Mr Bingham and Mr Chen’s attorney, Steven Hittelman, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
https://www.independent.ie/news/husband-used-hidden-camera-in-kitchen-to-catch-his-dermatologist-wife-trying-to-poison-him-court-documents-allege-41901491.html The husband used a hidden camera in the kitchen to catch his dermatologist wife trying to poison him, court documents claim