A dermatologist in California, who was caught pouring Drano into her husband’s tea, said she was trying to deal with an ant infestation, not trying to kill it.
Yu “Emily” Yu, 45, was recorded pouring drain cleaner into her husband Jack Chen’s hot lemon tea over the course of three days in July 2022. Chen, 53, noticed something was wrong with the tea, so she used a hidden camera to film her messing around. with it. He drinks.
U now divorce lawyer said New York Post His client was in fact using “unconventional methods” to deal with the ant problem in the couple’s home.
The lawyer’s comments came during their court appearance on Tuesday as part of divorce proceedings in Orange County Superior Court.
On April 5, she was indicted by a grand jury on three counts of felony domestic battery with bodily injury, According to Orange County prosecutors. She faces more than eight years in prison if found guilty.
Dermatologist Yu ‘Emily’ Yu, 45, says she poured Drano into a tea her husband drank later as a measure to deal with an ant infestation.
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
Yue ‘Emily’ Yu, far left, is caught on video pouring a drain cleaner into hot lemon tea for her husband, far right, over the course of her three days in July 2022. The two are pictured Tuesday at Orange County Superior Court
Attorney David Durakovski said Yu put Drano and sugar in the drink believing it would attract ants and kill them.
“While the prosecutors were making it up like this video of Emily is a ‘smoking gun,’ the reality is that she was trying to lure the ants into the glass so they would drown,” he told The Post.
‘doctor. Yu has been a doctor for many years, has never been in trouble and is a loving mother. We believe there was a sinister motive on the part of her ex-husband to take advantage of her in their divorce case.
To support the claim that Chen was acting outrageously, Durakovski pointed to the fact that he had turned the video footage over to his divorce lawyer before going to the police, a move the lawyer called “bizarre”.
However, Chen, a radiologist, turned over the footage of Liu pouring drano into his lemonade at his $2.7 million mansion to police in Irvine.
He later filed for divorce and a judge issued a restraining order against Yeo, which also included their two children — ages seven and eight.
Dr. Jack Chen, a radiologist, appears in Orange County Superior Court on April 11, 2023
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in a statement earlier this month that Yu knowingly shattered her husband’s sense of security by purposely 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.
Yoo was released on $30,000 bail after her arrest last August, which she posted a few days later.
Dr. Jack Chen, 53, leaves the Orange County District Court of Justice after a divorce hearing
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 for the crime was shown. 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 the birth of their son and daughter in 2013 and 2014. He also claimed that Yoo’s mother, Yukine ‘Amy’ Jo, 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 are verbally and physically abusing me.” 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.
“When children fell asleep without permission, even after 11:00 pm, she would wake them up, tell them to go to her room, lock the door and make them cry,” he said.
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.