Who was Angela, wife of Colorado dentist James Craig, and how many children did they have?
Colorado Mormon dentist James Craig is accused of murdering his wife by poisoning his protein shakes in a case that has shocked America.
Craig, 45, who is believed to have been addicted to porn since he was a teenager, allegedly imagined the murder so he could run away with his orthodontist mistress who was pictured for the first time this week.
Here, Dailymail.com breaks down key details of their relationship.
James Craig, 45, appeared in court today for the first time as he is charged with poisoning his wife to death
How long has Craig been married to his wife?
Craig and Angela have been married for 22 years, having married in 2001 when they were both in their twenties. They lived together in Aurora, Colorado.
His Facebook page is littered with photos of the smiling couple in warm snaps together.
In 2016, she praised her husband for helping with household chores.
A post on Facebook reads: ‘How many times has Jim come home from work, looked around the house and looked at me in obvious confusion.
“See, I’ve been telling him throughout the day how busy I am, but when he comes home he only sees me standing in the middle of a disaster smiling and saying…
‘I finally managed to hang these pictures. To his credit, he totally understands and jumps in to help every time. And that’s what makes it Smokin’ Hot!
Meanwhile, Craig’s profile sees him refer to himself as a “husband, father, dentist, theme park junkie, opera lover, football fan, cook, fisherman, snowboarder”.
In a 2021 press release, he also described himself as “happily married” to Angela.
Angela Craig, 43, had been married for over 20 years. His social media pages are littered with pictures of them smiling together
A police report said the pair had ‘marital problems’, with Craig sometimes leaving work at lunch due to their arguments
How many children did they have together?
The couple shared six children between them. They have five daughters – Nora Jane, Mira, Belle, Violet Jo and Cleo – and an older boy called Toliver.
They are between 8 and 20 years old.
Several of the older children were present at Craig’s hearing on Thursday, sitting silently in the courtroom.
On social media, Angela frequently shared messages from the family and documented birthdays, lunches, spa days and text messages she shared with her children.
In a post celebrating Toliver’s birthday in 2017, she wrote, “Love this crazy life!”
The family also has a bird called Ember.
James and Angela Craig pose for a family photo with their six children aged eight to 20
Has the couple ever separated?
Despite the image of a happy family shared on social media, the Craigs’ marriage was allegedly mired in problems, sparked by his infidelity, apparent porn addiction and financial struggles.
Angela’s sister said she had thought about leaving him several times but he always managed to convince her. Craig is said to have had “several affairs”.
A police report said the couple had “marital problems”, meaning they left work at lunchtime on some days due to their arguments.
In December 2022, James said he wanted to divorce his wife.
Angela repeatedly considered leaving her husband, but he always answered her, according to reports
Who was Craig’s mistress?
This week, Dailymail.com revealed the identity of Craig’s mistress – a Texas orthodontist named Karin Cain, 49.
Cain is in full divorce from her husband Jason with whom she shares two children.
She was pictured yesterday in a set of medical scrubs and trainers as she took a lunch break from work.
Craig’s mistress was discovered as Texas orthodontist Karin Cain, 49. Photos obtained exclusively by dailymail.com show her in a medical gown and a pair of sneakers
Cain’s name has been mentioned twice in court documents – although on other occasions it has been redacted.
She wrote an email to Craig on March 16 to comfort him about Angela’s death.
‘Hi honey, I’m so sorry for what happened this week in your world. I’m sorry I’m not part of your world to help you more and instead I push you away,’ she said.
“It’s so hard,” she continued. “I want to be and do everything I can to support and encourage you and I don’t want to add to what has become an incredibly difficult time.
“I can’t imagine how it feels to guide your kids through this. I want to bring you all the comfort I can, but I also don’t think it’s fair for me to mingle with everyone who gathers to mourn Angela and I don’t want to meet your family as a friend and try to hide how I feel about you.
I pray for you and seek God’s wisdom for this time.
She signed with the words “I love you”.