A Southern California doctor was accused of poisoning her husband by spiking lemonade in Drano, but a judge said Thursday that her two children ordered to stay away from
Irvine dermatologist Yue “Emily” Yu, 45 — Said to have been caught on camera taking pills Jack Chen, 53 — 81} wore a stoic look in a black skirt during their divorce court hearing in Orange County, according to Inside Edition footage.
Chen, who filed for divorce earlier this month, has requested a restraining order to keep his wife away from his seven-year-old and her eight-year-old children. rice field.
After the hearing, Yu's lawyers alleged that Chen fabricated an addiction story to gain custody of the children.
"Again, I think it was a hoax," Wall told reporters. "She did not use [Drano] to poison her husband." It was used to unclog the kitchen drain in the couple's $2.5 million home.
However, Chen's attorney, Steven Hittelmann, said on Thursday that his client suffered "esophageal swelling" and "stomach ulcers" after drinking chocolate. Hot lemonade reportedly spiked with Drano.
When Chen, a radiologist, says he had been suffering from an unexplained illness for weeks, he became suspicious and decided to install a "nannycam" in his kitchen.
Footage filed in court and obtained by The Washington Post shows Yu holding a large red plastic bottle and pouring its contents over objects in early July. .
Yu was arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband on August 4, and Chen filed for divorce the next day.
Prosecutors are reviewing the allegations to decide whether to file charges, a spokesperson for the Orange County District Attorney's Office said at the time.