Police in Colorado say a dentist (James Toliver Craig, 45) was detained on Sunday after claims that he poisoned and killed his wife and is charged with first-degree murder.
According to a press release from the Aurora Police Department, James Toliver Craig, 45, took his wife, 43, to the hospital on Wednesday because she had been complaining of severe headaches and vertigo.
His wife's condition quickly deteriorated after she got to the hospital, and she was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit. She eventually received a diagnosis of brain death.
Due to their suspicion that her medical condition was suspicious, doctors removed her from life support. They called the police early on Sunday morning. After investigating the woman's death, the Major Crimes Homicide Unit of the Aurora Police Department found that she had been poisoned.
Division Chief Mark Hildebrand said in a statement that their team of officers and homicide detectives tirelessly worked to expose the truth behind the victim's sudden illness and death" when the suspicious details of the case first surfaced.
"It was quickly determined that this was, in fact, a horrifying, intricate, and planned murder. I am extremely proud of the diligent work our Major Crimes Homicide Unit put forth to crack this case and seek justice for the victim."
Shortly after doctors turned off the woman's life support, police received a warrant for Craig's arrest. In connection with the passing of his wife, Craig was taken into custody early on Sunday. He was checked in at the local jail.
The incident is still being looked into.
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