Cancer patient charged with attempted murder over alleged plot to kill doctors

Palo Alto PDYue Chen

Palo Alto PDYue Chen

A man diagnosed with stage 4 cancer has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly drove hundreds of miles to kill three doctors who had previously treated him.

A 58-year-old Central Valley man has been arrested last week for driving from Visalia to the Bay Area, plotting to kill his doctors, according to police.

Visalia police learned that Chen had rented a sport-utility vehicle and determined that he may have been heading to the Bay Area to harm his doctors after becoming upset about his medical condition and medical treatment he was getting. In Chen's rental auto, they discovered a notebook with the names and home addresses of doctors, a face mask and 2 handguns registered to him.

Chen was charged in Santa Clara County with three felony counts of premeditated attempted murder. Palo Alto police say they believe more than three doctors were potentially at risk last week.

"Our investigators talked to his family and found written documents saying he would travel to the Bay Area to kill his doctors", said Maurice.

'They went out on a missing persons case.

On the morning of May 31, the Visalia Police Department determined that Chen had rented a auto and was missing, as were his two legally-owned handguns.

The names of the targets have not been released, but at least one of them works at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco.

Chen was arrested without incident and taken to the hospital.

When Chen was discharged from the hospital late in the evening on May 31, officers from the Palo Alto Police Department booked him into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. From there he was transported to Santa Clara County jail, where records show he is being held without bail.

They also found that he had been googling the details of three doctors, a police report said.

"They only hurt me", Chen allegedly told detectives."They hurt me both hospitals". Such evidence includes a typed note that said Mr. Chen "had to kill these doctors today because they are evil", according to court documents cited by the Los Angeles Times. "They did have extended capacity magazines which were illegal, the guns were loaded, one of those guns had 30 rounds of ammunition in it, the other had 16 rounds of ammunition and as I say they were within arms reach of him", said Lt. Reifschneider. May 31 in Visalia, but they told officers they were concerned he could harm himself or others.

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