A woman is suing her estranged husband for allegedly stabbing her multiple times in their San Gabriel Valley home last year.
Anh L. Tu filed the complaint Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Steve Oang. The suit alleges assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence.
Oang, 48, and the 43-year-old Tu were married in November 1990, according to the lawsuit. He was arrested after the 5 a.m. incident last July 2 at the couple's home on Hempstead Avenue in an unincorporated county area near Arcadia, according to the complaint. He could not be reached for comment.
Tu was sleeping in bed when she was awakened by her husband, who was asking her questions, the suit states.
"Suddenly, (Oang) began stabbing plaintiff with a knife," the suit states. "Plaintiff struggled to get away from him and screamed for help."
Tu was able to escape momentarily and called 9-1-1, the suit states. But her husband hung up the phone, then later called the number back and said he had dialed the wrong number the first time, according to the complaint.
Oang then stabbed Tu "several times on her lower back and lower abdomen" as well as in her left arm, the suit states.
Oang continued to restrain Tu, but authorities eventually arrived at the home and took her husband into custody, according to the suit.
Tu was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where she underwent surgery and remained for four to five days, according to the complaint. She filed for divorce Oct. 26.
– City News Service.