DENVER — On Tuesday, a Colorado dentist who is accused of murdering his wife through poisoning her protein drinks will enter a guilty plea to a charge of first-degree homicide.
The police said James Craig had researched online for answers such as “is the arsenic detectable during an autopsy?” or “how to make a murder look like an attack?” Craig’s wife Angela Craig then went to Google to find out what symptoms she was experiencing, including vertigo and shaking.
Angela Craig was a mother-of-six who had been married for 23 years to her husband. According to Kelly Lear, the Arapahoe County Coroner, she died from poisoning caused by cyanide and the substance tetrahydrozoline. .
James Craig’s lawyers argued that there was no evidence to support the claim that Craig had poisoned his wife’s milkshakes. They also accused the chief detective of being biased against Craig. The affidavit and testimony at the hearing did not address how investigators believed Angela Craig had been poisoned by tetrahydrozoline.
Craig was also later charged with tampering evidence, but the details of that accusation were not disclosed.
Defense attorneys claimed that Craig, who attempted suicide before, was searching online to find ways to end his life. Bobbie Olson acknowledged that the case’s chief investigator had not found any cyanide or traces of arsenic during the preliminary hearing.
Investigators claim that Craig, who regularly made protein shakes and ate them with his wife, poisoned her drink on 6 March. Court documents show that after she recovered, Craig ordered potassium cyanide, telling the supplier it was for a surgical procedure.
The arrest affidavit stated that the investigation began after Craig’s dental practice partner told a nurse Craig had ordered potassium-cyanide, even though neither of them needed it.
The police claim Craig had been seeing another woman while his wife was in the hospital. The woman, however, told ABC’s GMA that she did not want to be in a relationship with a married man.