A California dermatologist has been indicted for poisoning her husband, Drano’s tea.
Dr. Yu “Emily” Yu was charged with one felony count of household battery with bodily injury and three counts of intoxication during a hearing Wednesday.
Yoo, a mother of two, could face more than eight years in prison if convicted.
Last year, Yu’s husband’s radiologist, Jack Chen, noticed his tea tasted strange, so he set up a nanny cam in the kitchen of their $2.7 million home to investigate.
What caught him was Yu pouring a mysterious liquid into his morning tea, which he took to the police who helped him determine it was a toxic drain cleaner. Only still images from the alleged poisoning video have been released.
Chen survived the accident, but developed an ulcer, according to New York Post. He has since filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage.
The footage allegedly shows Yue ‘Emily’ Yu, 45, dipping Drano — a brand of drain cleaner — into her husband Jack Chen’s hot lemonade on several occasions
Dr. UBU (left) has been accused of poisoning her husband Jack Chen (right)
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in a statement that Yu intentionally shattered her husband’s sense of security by deliberately torturing him with poison against his knowledge.
“Our homes should be where we feel safe,” he said, according to the paper.
However, a licensed physician took advantage of her husband’s daily ritual to torture her husband by systematically dousing tea with a drano-like substance with the intent of causing him pain and suffering.
Chen’s attorney, Steve Hettleman, told the newspaper that the father had custody of the couple’s children, and was thrilled to hear of the indictment.
“Making sure that there is a chance for justice to be done,” he said. This is the next step in resolving this terrible turn of events. This is tragic on a number of levels.
After his wife was arrested in August, Chen alleged that she had abused him and their children for years, with a dermatologist once yelling at young children to “die,” according to court documents.
“When Emily gets frustrated and yells at the kids, she usually uses a Chinese phrase that translates to ‘I’m dying,'” Chen wrote in a court statement as he sought a restraining order against his wife.
She also tells the kids, “Your head has a problem,” “Your head is sick,” “Get out on your own,” “idiot,” “Stupid a**hole,” and “Get the f**k out of my way,” Chen wrote.
Yu was released on $30,000 bail after her arrest, and Chen filed against her for a restraining order.
Yu appeared in court in August after her arrest. She was released on $30,000 bail
Only still images have been posted of the Nanny Cam footage that shows yo streaming
The alleged toxic attacks are believed to have occurred at their $2.7 million mansion in Irvine, California
No motive was shown for this horrific crime. The head-to-head photo of Yu, who works for the Providence Health Care System in Mission Viejo, has been removed from her employer’s website. A police spokesman said they are cooperating with the police.
Chen said he and Yu met in 2011 and married a year later on July 4, 2012.
Chen alleged that his wife’s behavior changed after their son and daughter, now aged seven and eight, were born in 2013 and 2014. He also claimed that Yoo’s mother, Yukine ‘Ami’ Joo, verbally and physically abused her children.
Chen said he and Yu met in 2011 and married a year later on July 4, 2012
“Early when 2-year-old Emily and Amy were verbally and then physically abusive (our son and daughter) and it got worse as they got older,” Chin said. “They abuse me verbally and physically.” He said that women call children “stupid”.
Chen alleged that Yu slapped her daughter when she was three years old because she wet her bed. Yu also allegedly hit her son on the head and arms when he was two years old.
He said, “When children fell asleep without permission, even after 11:00 p.m., she would wake them up, demand they go to her room, shut the door and make them cry.”
Eventually she would sometimes tell the children out and then slam the door behind them, causing them to cry outside her door.
When the children played the piano after school, Yu allegedly told them they were “stupid” until they cried.
After the alleged poisoning, Bingham said Chen began showing symptoms that had worsened over the past month.
He said Chen sought medical treatment once he fell ill but was unable to provide details of whether A blood test revealed the presence of the toxin in his bloodstream.
“In view of the integrity of the case, it appears that the poisoning occurred over a period of time,” Bingham said.