Colorado dentist accused of poisoning wife told colleagues they were playing game of ‘chicken’
The Colorado dentist accused of murdering his wife by poisoning her protein shakes criticized colleagues who found the chemicals he allegedly used to kill her, warning them not to talk to police unless subpoenaed and saying there were things that ” they did not know”.
James ‘Jim’ Craig, 45, is accused of murdering his wife Angela, the mother of their six children, by slowly poisoning her to death with potassium cyanide.
Angela died on March 18, four days after being admitted to the hospital with dizziness and nausea. She began to feel ill on March 6 and visited the hospital twice before being admitted before her death.
According to charging documents, Craig was having an affair with a Texas orthodontist whom he flew to Colorado while his wife fought for her life in the hospital.
He had had multiple affairs over the years, run his dental practice “down to the ground” and gambled thousands of dollars, according to his wife’s family, who say she had tried several times to leave him during their 16-year marriage. . , but that he stopped her every time.
James ‘Jim’ Craig is accused of murdering his wife Angela, the mother of their six children, by slowly poisoning her to death with potassium cyanide.
In frustrated text messages to his business partner after his wife’s death, James Craig complained about the fact that his colleagues reported their concerns to the police, claiming they didn’t know the full story.
He raged at his colleagues because they shouldn’t talk to the police unless subpoenaed, even ordering them not to respond to him.
Angela Craig, a mother of six, was taken off life support on March 18. She shows her with her husband.
The family home in Aurora, Colorado.
Text messages contained in the affidavit also reveal how he tried to escape charges after colleagues found the potassium cyanide he had ordered from his office.
He first claimed that it was a ring for his wife, then admitted that it was in fact poison, but claimed that she had ordered it for herself.
When he refuted that lie, he admitted to ordering it, but claimed it was part of a game of suicide “chicken” the couple was playing.
James said he ordered the potassium cyanide, but he didn’t think she’d actually take it. She described the situation as similar to a game of chicken.
‘At that time, Ryan [Redfearn] I told James to stop talking and find a lawyer.
He also claimed that his wife was suicidal, addicted to opioids, and that he had drugged her once in the past, but only so she couldn’t stop him from taking her own life.
In text messages to his business partner’s wife, he shared photos of inside the hospital as his wife sought treatment.
Craig admitted to drugging Angela five or six years ago and addressed the incident in a text message to his wife while she is hospitalized.
The elaborate stories are made up of incriminating Google searches he conducted on “how to mix poison” in the days before his wife’s death.
He also complained about a delay in shipping more potassium cyanide on March 9.
The affidavit also reveals how James had poisoned his wife years before.
When she started feeling sick on March 6, she texted him that she felt like she had been “drugged.”
Ominously, he replied: ‘Given our history, I know it must be triggering. Just for the record, I didn’t drug you.
His sister later told police that he had drugged her years earlier, claiming it was an effort to knock her out long enough for him to kill himself unmolested.
For days before she died, he would text her incessantly asking how she was feeling and what was wrong.
He expressed his concern for her and told her that he loved her, while claiming that he had no idea what was causing her illness.
James and Angela Craig pose for a family photo with their six children, ages 8 to 20.
James Toliver Craig was arrested for murder on Sunday after detectives discovered his 45-year-old wife Angela Craig had been fatally poisoned.