Police said Dr. Bryn P. Spejcher, Au.D., of Thousand Oaks, was taken into custody Thursday at a local hospital, where she had been receiving treatment for what police are now calling, “self-inflicted stab wounds.”

Authorities said Spejcher, 27, was arrested on suspicion of the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Chad O’Melia. The motive is yet unknown.


Neighbors said they heard some kind of problem before hearing screams coming from the apartment. “Arguing, people – commotion – then it kind of stopped a little bit, and then I heard it go on, and then I heard a woman screaming,” a neighbor said. source

O’Melia was stabbed multiple times, according to police, during an altercation between the pair.

Deputies responded about 1:15 a.m. on May 28 to the 70 block of Maegan Place, where a man was found with multiple stab wounds.

The victim, later identified as O’Melia, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Spejcher’s bail was set at $500,000. Her arraignment was scheduled for June 4.