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- Jul 7, 2018
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James Toliver Craig (Aurora Police Department)
A 45-year-old dentist in Colorado faces charges of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, a mother of six children, after severe headaches left her brain dead, investigators said over the weekend.
According to the Aurora Police Department, James Toliver Craig was taken into custody early Sunday morning, days after he allegedly drove his 43-year-old wife to the hospital.
Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the wife’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and she was placed on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. She was declared medically brain dead a short time later.”
Although authorities did not immediately identify the victim, a since-removed website for Craig’s Summerbrook Dental practice said her name was Angela. A Law&Crime search of the Wayback Machine-archived version of that website shows that Dr. Jim Craig called himself and Angela “the proud parents of six great kids”:
Authorities said that further investigation revealed that the victim’s sudden death was linked to poison.Dr. Jim Craig did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah and graduated from dental school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Dr. Craig was an associate professor at the University of Missouri Dental School, where he taught courses in Clinical Dentistry, Biochemistry and Histology. Dr. Craig and his wife, Angela, are the proud parents of six great kids. Dr. Craig and his family love the outdoors and are constantly in search of the perfect campsite, mountain biking trail or rock to climb.
Patients come from all over the world to see Dr. Craig. It’s not uncommon for him to see patients from Texas, California, New York, England or Wyoming. He also commonly welcomes patients from Aurora, Centennial, Englewood, Denver, Parker and the Denver Tech Center.
Colorado dentist accused of poisoning wife and mom of 6 in 'heinous, complex and calculated murder'
A Colorado dentist is accused of murdering his wife, a mother of six children, after severe headaches linked to poison left her brain dead, investigators say.