Husband set up hidden camera to catch dermatologist wife poisoning him, court documents allege

The husband of a California dermatologist set up a hidden camera in his home kitchen and allegedly caught his wife poisoning his hot lemonade with drain cleaner, court documents show.

Doctor Jack Chen surreptitiously filmed his wife of 10 years Yue “Emily” Yu after he became ill and suspected her of spiking his drink with Drano, according to an affidavit obtained by New York Post.

Chen gave the footage to police in Irvine, Orange County, who arrested Yu, 45, outside her dermatology office in Mission Viejo on Thursday.

She was released after posting $30,000 on Friday, according to Orange County Jail inmates, and has not yet been charged.

Chen further alleged that his wife had a history of physical and verbal abuse against him and the couple’s two children by seeking a restraining order through the courts, the mail reported.

Yue ‘Emily’ Yu, is accused of poisoning her husband Jack Chen

(Providence Mission Hospital)

Yue ‘Emily’ Yu was seen on a hidden camera allegedly placing draining agent in her husband’s hot lemonade, according to court documents

(New York Post)

“When Emily gets frustrated and yells at the kids, she will usually use a Chinese phrase that translates to ‘go die,'” Chen told the court.

“She also says to the kids, ‘your head has a problem,’ ‘your head is sick’, ‘f*** you’, ‘f***ing idiot’, ‘stupid hole’ and get the hell out of my way’.”

Chen, a radiologist, suffered “significant internal injuries” after eating the cleaning product, police said.

He is seeking a divorce, and was granted a temporary restraining order by the courts, the mail reported.

Providence Mission Hospital where Yu has privileges has said it is cooperating with the police investigation and said there had been no impact on patients.

Chen said he had met Yu in 2011 and they married the following year.

He claimed in court documents that he noticed a change in her after the birth of their two children in 2013 and 2014.

The couple’s two children, now ages 7 and 8, had been allegedly abused since they were infants, Chen claimed in court documents.

Irvine Police Department Lt. Bill Bingham said DailyMail.com that it appeared that Chen had been poisoned “over a period of time”.

Mr Bingham said the radiologist fell ill about a month ago, and sought medical treatment when his condition worsened.

He set up the cameras after becoming suspicious of his wife, Bingham said DailyMail.com.

Mr Bingham and Mr Chen’s lawyer Steven Hittelman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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