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Irvine: Orange County dermatologist Yue Yu arrested on suspicion of poisoning husband

Irvine: Orange County dermatologist Yue Yu arrested on suspicion of poisoning husband

IRVINE, California — Police have arrested an Orange County woman for investigating her husband’s poisoning.

Police in Irvine say a man reported Thursday that he believed he was poisoned by his 10-year-old wife after falling ill over the course of a month.

The man had video evidence that he also provided to authorities, police said in a statement. He had internal injuries but is expected to recover, the statement said.

Yue Yu, 45, was arrested Thursday after investigators interviewed her and searched the couple’s home, the statement said. She is due to appear in court on Monday and is being held on $30,000 bail, online prison records show.

It was not immediately known whether Yu had a lawyer.

Yu is a dermatologist in Orange County and a medical graduate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, according to her office’s website. A message was left seeking comment at the office.

Providence Mission Hospital, where Yu can see patients, said in a statement Friday that the hospital is cooperating with police and that the incident was a domestic matter and did not impact patient care.

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