An Aurora, Colorado lady tragically misplaced her life after a battle with what she believed was a sinus an infection — however now police are saying this wasn’t pure causes in any respect…
According to a stunning new affidavit, Angela Craig, 43, had been having a tough few days in early March, telling her husband and 6 kids she was experiencing “severe headaches and dizziness.” She went to the hospital a number of instances over the course of a number of days, however medical doctors couldn’t determine what could possibly be inflicting her signs. The first time was on March 6. Her husband, James Craig, gave her some further protein in her pre-workout shake that morning as a result of she was “feeling sluggish.” However, she solely felt worse quickly after! Per the affidavit:
“After the workout, Angela became faint and dizzy, and ultimately James took Angela to the hospital.”
But she was despatched house that point. She got here again once more March 9 as her signs acquired worse — and once more after a number of days of checks, nothing was discovered. Then, final Wednesday, March 15, Angela’s husband introduced her to the hospital for the ultimate time.
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Faster than anybody may have ever imagined, Angela’s well being deteriorated, and shortly after her arrival on the hospital, she was being moved to the ICU with horrible seizures. She needed to be positioned on a ventilator to maintain her alive. Doctors and nurses didn’t know what to make of the inexplicable decline and have been additional baffled when the lady’s situation acquired so dangerous she wasn’t capable of get up once more. Just 4 days after her admission, on Sunday, March 19, the mother-of-six was declared mind useless and brought off of life help.
So, so unhappy… however the unusual circumstances of her loss of life didn’t get previous the Major Crimes Homicide Unit.
The group of investigators have been capable of decide Angela’s reason for loss of life was as a result of intentional poisoning! Division Chief Mark Hildebrand stated in an announcement:
“It was quickly discovered this was in fact a heinous, complex and calculated murder.”
All indicators pointed to at least one suspect — her husband James. The Aurora Police Department opened an investigation to unravel what actually occurred to the person’s spouse and have been horrified at their discovery. Deep throughout the 45-year-old’s browser historical past, they found a few of his previous searches:
‘How many grams of pure arsenic will kill a human’
‘Is Arsenic Detectable in Autopsy?’
‘Top 5 Undetectable Poisons That Show No Signs of Foul Play’
‘How to make poison’
‘The Top 10 Deadliest Plants (They Can Kill You)’
They additionally discovered that James was dishonest on Angela — in accordance with the affidavit of his arrest, police discovered he was exchanging “intimate” and “sexually explicit” emails with one other lady. Not solely was he having an affair, he flew this different lady out whereas his spouse was dying within the hospital! Just terrible!
The affidavit accused the daddy of six of planning to “end his wife’s life by searching for ways to kill someone undetected, providing her poisons that align with her hospitalized symptoms, and working on starting a new life with [his lover].” After greater than 20 years and 6 kids collectively — 5 women and a boy, ages 8 to twenty. Was he simply going to take the youthful children alongside, or have been they not included as part of his “new life” plans? Was he going to poison them, too? It’s so chilling to consider…
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James was arrested within the early hours of Sunday morning. Because medical doctors had already made the tough choice to take away Angela from life help, the cost was first-degree homicide. After police acquired James into custody, the alleged particulars of his plans solely acquired extra disturbing. Allegedly, the Colorado native was placing arsenic and cyanide in his spouse’s protein shakes to kill her so he may run off together with his new mistress!
Police discovered that he had ordered arsenic on-line on February 27 and obtained it on March 4. How was he capable of get his fingers on such a substance? He’s a dentist! He confirmed the vendor his dental license and claimed he was going to make use of it for a root canal operation. Arsenic trioxide is typically used to devitalize infected pulp tissue earlier than root canal remedy. So the acquisition didn’t elevate any eyebrows — with the vendor anyway.
A second package deal James had ordered arrived at his place of business on March 13. James had apparently instructed the workplace supervisor he was anticipating a package deal and to not open it — however an worker on the dentist’s workplace didn’t get that memo. She noticed the biohazard sticker and the phrases “potassium cyanide” on the container. Not figuring out what it was, she did a fast Google search — and observed the signs from ingestion mirrored her boss’s spouse’s! When she realized Angela was headed again to the hospital only a couple days later, she put two and two collectively and advised Craig’s enterprise accomplice, who in flip handed it on to a nurse on the hospital. They didn’t totally perceive the ramifications, however the nurse did. Per the affidavit:
“As a mandatory reporter, the nurse called the police, and an investigation ensued.”
James tried to inform police his spouse was overdosing on opioids, however they adopted his path far too simply. Police seized his electronics, the protein powder, and two Ziploc luggage filled with thriller substances. They acquired all the pieces. Because an worker noticed one thing and stated one thing. If solely it had been in time to avoid wasting his poor spouse.
A detailed pal of Angela’s advised The Daily Beast after her passing:
“[She was a] phenomenal woman, outgoing, and the best mother you could imagine.”
Just devastating. Our hearts exit to Angela’s kids and family members. May she get the justice she deserves.
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