A Colorado dentist is now facing charges after cops say he poisoned his wife’s protein shakes to start a new life with his mistress.
On Sunday in Aurora, Colorado, James Toliver Craig, 45, was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder.
According to Investigators, Craig had flown his mistress to Denver while the mother of his six children was dying in the hospital, allegedly by his own doing.
Two days before his 43-year-old wife, Angela Craig, was admitted to the hospital after complaining of headaches and dizziness, Craig had searched online for what poisons could kill a person without detection and ordered a canister of toxic potassium cyanide to his office, said the affidavit obtained by the Daily Beast.
According to authorities, Angela’s condition quickly deteriorated after she was hospitalized last Wednesday. She was put on a ventilator, declared brain-dead, and removed from life support on Sunday.
She also said that Angela told her Craig “was on the verge of bankruptcy” for a second time.
“James was known to make Angela protein shakes regularly,” the affidavit said. “It was believed he had provided Angela with the poison through these shakes.”
Investigators further claim that Craig searched online for several poisons, including how to get Oleander, a deadly plant, how much pure arsenic could kill a person, and “6 Deadly ‘Undetectable’ Poisons (and How to Detect Them).”
On Monday, Craig made his initial court appearance and is still held without bond.
He is not permitted to communicate with any of his six children, according to the local television news station KUSA.