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A Colorado dentist has been charged with murdering his wife and mother of six by repeatedly poisoning her smoothie drinks. 

James ‘Jim’ Craig, 45, laced Angela’s smoothies with potassium cyanide, killing her slowly. She died on March 18, after going to the hospital complaining of dizziness and nausea. She had been to the hospital twice before with similar complains. 

Court documents revealed Jim Craig was having an affair with a woman from Texas. According to reports, the cheating rat had a visit from his mistress while his wife was dying in the hospital from the poison she ingested. 

His wife’s family came out and disclosed that Craig had multiple affairs through his marriage to Angela. He also stole money from his own practice to fund his gambling addiction. 

During the course of the police investigation it was discovered that Craig personally ordered the poison to be delivered to his dental office. When confronted he cop to it but explained his wife and him played a game of suicide chicken. His wife was actually on it. He never thought that’s she’d go through with it.

Days before she died, he sent her texts asking her how she felt after drinking the smoothies. He told her she didn’t look well, their texts show. 

The Aurora police department released a statement addressing Craig’s arrest.

“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,” said Division Chief Mark Hildebrand. “It was quickly discovered this was in fact a heinous, complex and calculated murder.”

The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with any information about the case is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

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By Jolene Grace

Jolene Grace was a journalist for ten years, interning for CBS evening news, working as a beat report for Oklahoma Public radio, and eventually transitioning into managing digital content for a radio corporation. Currently, she writes crime fiction full time and blogs for the Crime Room. Jolene is fortunate enough to be able to tell the stories of those who no longer can. She’s passionate to write about cold cases being solved. You can read her blogs on or listen to The Crime Room Podcast wherever in the world you happened to be. Let’s Talk Crime.

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