James Toliver Craig, Aurora, Colorado dentist charged with fatally poisoning wife, Angela Craig in complex murder. No known motive.
A Colorado dentist has been accused of fatally poisoning his wife in what cops described as a ’heinous, complex and calculated murder’.
James Toliver Craig, of Aurora, had driven his 43-year-old wife, Angela Craig to the hospital Wednesday night after she complained of dizziness and severe headaches, Aurora police said.
Soon after arriving, her condition rapidly deteriorated, with the man’s spouse placed on a ventilator in the ICU before being declared brain dead, investigators said.
Doctors decided to take the victim off life support early Sunday morning 9News reported.
However, they believed her rapid deterioration was suspicious and reported it to police, according to cops.
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The Aurora police’s Major Crimes Homicide Unit launched an investigation and found that the victim was poisoned — allegedly by the man who had rushed her to the hospital.
‘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,’ Division Chief Mark Hildebrand said in a statement. ‘It was quickly discovered this was in fact a heinous, complex and calculated murder.’
Once the woman was taken off life support, they obtained a warrant and arrested Craig, 45, early Sunday.
A regard of James Toliver Craig’s bio on Summerbroock Dental Group website where the dentist worked, revealed him and his wife being the ‘proud parents of six children.’
According to his personal website, the Aurora dentist described his success being ‘primarily attributable to his ability to listen to his patients, his education, his passion for the dental field, and the advancement of technology.’
Of note, on July 1, 2020, James Toliver Craig filed for bankruptcy and was represented by Michael C. Barnhill.
The husband following his arrest was booked into the county jail on a first-degree murder charge that afternoon, police said.
No motive has been released for the killing.
The investigation is ongoing.