Police said James Craig, 45, was arrested early Sunday morning on a first-degree murder charge.
An Aurora man is facing a murder charge after police found evidence that he fatally poisoned his wife, the Aurora Police Department said.
Police said James Craig, 45, was arrested early Sunday morning on a first-degree murder charge. Craig is a dentist at Summerbrook Dental Group in Aurora, according to the practice’s website.
Police said around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Craig drove his wife to the hospital because she was complaining of severe headaches and dizziness. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, her condition deteriorated rapidly, and she was put on a ventilator in the ICU, police said. She was declared medically brain dead a short time later.
Homicide detectives investigated the woman’s death and found evidence that she was poisoned, police said. A warrant for Craig was obtained early Sunday morning, shortly after doctors took the victim off life support.
“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,” Aurora police Division Chief Mark Hildebrand said in a news release. “It was quickly discovered this was in fact a heinous, complex and calculated murder. I am very proud of our Major Crimes Homicide Unit’s hard work in solving this case and pursuing justice for the victim.”
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