Authorities stated that a dermatologist from Southern California was apprehended the previous week for supposedly poisoning her spouse, who installed a concealed camera to apprehend her in the act.
On Thursday, the police served a search warrant on the couple’s $2.5 million mansion in Irvine after busting Yu Yue, a patient who treats 45 patients at Mission Viejo office.
Jack Chen, Yu’s spouse who is 53 years of age, reported to the authorities that he had been suffering from an undetermined sickness for around one month.
Irvine police Lt. Bill Bingham informed The Post on Monday that he suspected the husband of poisoning his wife, leading him to investigate and analyze his daily activities to determine the potential cause.
Authorities stated that Yu’s spouse, with whom she has been married for a decade, handed over the video proof to law enforcement officials, and they reported that he suffered substantial internal harm but is anticipated to make a full recovery.
He stated that investigators are continuing to investigate a possible reason. Bingham refused to offer more information or disclose any extra specifics about the supposed poisoning, citing an ongoing inquiry.
He said, “We firmly believe that this is an incident related to domestic matters.” “We have discovered nothing that concerns us about the treatment [Yu] provided for the patients.”
Yu, whose bail was established at $30,000, was liberated from detention on Friday night after submitting bond, according to online records.
The claims are presently being examined by prosecutors at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges should be pressed, as stated by a representative.
Chen filed an emergency restraining order in Orange County on Friday, claiming that he was the victim of domestic violence, as shown in the documents reviewed by The Post.
The pair has been wedded since July 2012 and has two children, aged 7 and 8. Additionally, he initiated divorce proceedings on Friday.
In anticipation of an upcoming court hearing, Chen requested that the court separate the children from their mother and is pursuing exclusive guardianship of their offspring.
On Monday, her lawyer, David Wohl, informed The Post, “Ms. Yu firmly and categorically refutes any allegations of attempting to poison her spouse or any other individual.”
He abstained from offering any further remarks regarding the allegations against his client, but noted that they are still anticipating the video proof.
“When questioned about the petition for a protective order, Wohl stated that she currently has no intentions of coming into close proximity with the alleged partner.”
Yu is associated with Providence Mission Hospital, which released a statement stating that employees were collaborating with authorities.
Officials from Mission Heritage Medical Group, while redirecting further inquiries to law enforcement, informed The Post that our patients have not been affected and we want to assure our community that the incident is a domestic issue that took place in Irvine.
According to the Los Angeles Times, it appears that Yu’s biography has been taken down from the hospital’s website since Sunday.
Attempts to reach Yu and her husband were unsuccessful. On Monday morning, The Post reached out to Yu’s office in Mission Viejo, but her staffers declined to comment.
In 2021, Yu obtained certification in micrographic dermatologic surgery and achieved board certification as a dermatologist in California in 2010. Yu attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis.
She is currently in good standing with the American Board of Dermatology.
With Post cables.