Dermatologist accused of poisoning husband

Posted at 12:01 PM, August 10, 2022 and last updated 5:27 PM, July 7, 2023

By Ivy Brown

IRVINE, Calif. (Court TV) — A California dermatologist has been charged on suspicion of poisoning her husband, according to police.

Yue Yu, 45, was arrested Aug. 4 after her husband, Jack Chen, reported her alleged actions and turned over “video evidence,” according to a statement from the Irvine Police Department.

Jack Chen submitted photos in court documents claiming his wife, Yue Yu, tried to poison him. (Superior Court of California, County of Orange)

Police say Chen became suspicious of his wife of 10 years after he “had fallen ill over the course of one month.” According to court documents obtained by Court TV, Chen recorded three videos in July that allegedly show Yu pouring Drano in his lemonade.

Police say Chen “sustained significant internal injuries, but is expected to recover.”

Court documents reveal Chen filed a restraining order against Yu the day after she was arrested. The restraining order details a history of alleged verbal and physical abuse by Yu, including incidents involving their two young children.