The Colorado dentist accused of murdering his wife flew his orthodontist lover from Texas to Colordao to carry on their affair during the time he was allegedly poisoning his spouse, arrest documents revealed.
James Toliver Craig, of Aurora, also traded raunchy emails with the married Marble Falls-based orthodontist, Karin Cain, and organized her flight for when his wife was in hospital, according to the arrest warrant obtained by The Post.
Their messages “were intimate in nature and contained sexually explicit conversations,” investigators said in the document.
Cain called Craig “honey” and signed off with “I love you,” according to a screenshot of one of the exchanges included in the document.
A search of the dentist’s emails also found he had booked flights for Cain from Austin to Denver around the same dates he allegedly placed arsenic and potassium cyanide in his wife Angela Craig’s pre-workout shakes to poison her.
Craig scheduled Cain’s first trip for March 8-March 10, and Angela was hospitalized for a second time in less than a month from March 9-March 14 this year, according to the affidavit.
He then purchased additional flights for his paramour to visit Colorado from March 16-March 20 on March 4 — the same day the arsenic he had purchased online was delivered to his house, the document states.
Angela was again admitted to the hospital on March 15 and died four days later.
“It appears James was flying this woman into Denver while his wife and the mother of his children was dying in the hospital,” investigators said in the affidavit.
It is not clear how Craig met Cain — a successful orthodontist and mother of two — but they are likely to have attended the same regional dental conferences and events.
Cain had been married to husband Jason until recently, filing divorce papers in Nov. 2022, with divorce proceedings ongoing. Their two children, a boy and a girl, are both understood to be adults.
Craig seemingly told Cain his wife was ill during her third and final hospital stay and she never took the second flight to Colorado.
There is no suggestion Cain had any inkling of Craig’s alleged nefarious scheme to poison his wife so they could be together and emailed him on March 16 expressing her concern on hearing of Angela’s condition.
“Hi honey, I am so sorry for what has transpired this week in your world,” she wrote. “I am sorry I am not a part of your world to be of more help to you and instead I am pulling you away.
“This is so hard. I want to be and do whatever I can to support and encourage you and I don’t want to add to what has become an incredibly difficult time.”
Cain, who declined to speak to The Post when approached on Wednesday, also backed away from the relationship with Craig, saying that after his wife’s death, she didn’t want to infringe on the family and friends mourning Angela.
“I do want to give you any comfort I can but I do not feel it is right for me to mix in with all of those gathering to mourn Angela either and I do not want to meet your family as a friend and try to conceal what I feel for you,” Cain wrote.
Angela — a mother to six children with Craig — was taken off life support on March 19 after she was declared brain dead.
Investigators claim Craig fed her potassium cyanide, which he rush-ordered to his dental practice after watching a YouTube video titled “Top 5 undetectable poisons that show no signs of foul play” and “how to make poison.”
Angela herself may have suspected her husband had put something in her shakes before her death.
She texted her husband that she “felt drugged” before her first hospital stay when she began to exhibit symptoms.
“Just for the record, I didn’t drug you,” Craig texted back.
An employee at Craig’s dental office told investigators he had told her when Angela was discharged from the hospital on March 14, she accused him of poisoning her.
“Angela said something to James along the lines of ‘there are poisons they don’t test for,’” the arrest document stated.
Investigators had already been tipped off by the dentist’s business partner and longtime friend who told one of Angela’s nurses he was concerned she had been poisoned with potassium cyanide.
Employees at the dental practice had opened a package meant for Craig by accident and discovered the deadly chemical, which was not commonly used for any dental surgeries or needs.
The nurse, a mandatory reporter, called the police, who began an investigation. Authorities even intercepted a third package containing Oleandrin,, a highly poisonous substance, which Craig had also allegedly ordered.
The same day as Angela was taken off life support, Aurora police arrested Craig for first-degree murder.