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Colorado Dentist Arrested After Allegedly Fatally Poisoning Wife To Start New Life With Mistress

James Toliver Craig has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly poisoning his wife Angela's protein shakes.

Colorado Dentist Arrested After Allegedly Fatally Poisoning Wife To Start New Life With Mistress
Aurora Police Department

A dentist in Colorado is accused of poisoning his wife, who battled agonizing migraines and vertigo for weeks before she passed away. He is now facing a murder charge.

According to a statement from the Aurora Police Department, James Toliver Craig, 45, was detained early on Sunday and charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of his wife Angela Craig, 43.

According to the police, Craig took his wife to the hospital on Wednesday night at around 8:45 p.m. because she was complaining of headaches and vertigo. Her condition "deteriorated dramatically" shortly after the mother of six arrived, and the intensive care unit put her on a ventilator.

Soon after, she was deemed medically brain dead and was removed from life support on Sunday, after which local police began an investigation. They discovered that she was allegedly poisoned.

"When the suspicious details of this case came to light, our team of officers and homicide detectives tirelessly worked to uncover the truth behind the victim's sudden illness and death...It was quickly discovered this was in fact a heinous, complex and calculated murder."
"I am very proud of our Major Crimes Homicide Unit's hard work in solving this case and pursuing justice for the victim."

Colorado dentist accused of poisoning wife, charged with

People had a lot of responses to this horrible act.

Some talked about how this seems to be a problem with men.

Other people wanted to know why couples can't just get divorced.

Several people wondered what motive could possibly lead to poisoning instead of divorce.

Some people focused in on the man's non-professional life: his role in the Church of Latter-Day Saints, AKA Mormons.

Someone pointed out the difference between men and women in this context.

Ominously, someone said that this isn't the first time such a poisoning has occurred.

The case is still ongoing, but it's not looking great for Craig.