By reviewing surveillance video from inside her workplace at Berkeley Engineering and Analysis in Berkeley, California, Rong Yuan mentioned she noticed her co-worker, David Xu, spiking her water, in line with the court docket paperwork.
Yuan has not responded to CNN requests for remark.
Xu, 34, was arrested on March 28 and has been charged with three felonies: premeditated tried homicide and two counts of poisoning with enhancement. The final two counts stem from struggling skilled by Yuan’s kinfolk, who drank from her water bottle after she introduced it house from the workplace.
All three alleged victims’ blood samples contained elevated ranges of cadmium, in line with police.
Xu, additionally an engineer, pleaded not responsible to fees throughout a court docket look on Thursday.
“Mr. Xu is presumed harmless. Meaning regardless of the allegations, he’s presumed harmless till confirmed responsible past an affordable doubt by the federal government,” his lawyer, Julia Jayne, instructed CNN.
Yuan instructed Berkeley Police final month that she had been noticing “a wierd style or scent from her water and meals left unattended in her workplace” on a number of events between October 2017 and final month. She mentioned she suffered instant well being issues after consuming the gadgets and at instances needed to go to the emergency room.
In 2019, she reviewed the surveillance video, which confirmed Xu including a substance to her water bottle twice — as soon as in February and as soon as in March, in line with the paperwork. Checks later concluded that cadmium, a poisonous metallic, was current in samples taken from her water bottle.
Berkeley Engineering and Analysis didn’t reply to CNN requests for remark.
The Alameda County District Lawyer’s workplace instructed CNN that Xu’s bail is ready at $2 million.
His subsequent court docket date is on Could 9 for a pretrial listening to.
CNN’s Stella Chan, Sarah Moon and Jenn Selva contributed to this report.