First Responders Discuss Criado Case

MEDFORD, Ore. — First responders say Monday’s sentencing hearing was emotional for them as well. Some of those sitting in the stands had been among the crews that originally responded to Criado’s home. Emergency crews responded to what they thought was going to be a typical house fire. What they found is what Police Chief … Continue reading »

Evidence Reveals Criado’s Motive

MEDFORD, Ore. — Despite Criado professing his innocence the District Attorney released what she calls overwhelming evidence he killed his family. Jordan Criado was the only person who came out of his home alive nearly two years ago. Until now, it’s been unclear as to what happened that morning, but newly released 911 tapes and … Continue reading »

Jordan Criado to Spend Life in Prison

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife and four children will spend the rest of his life in prison. Jordan Criado was sentenced in Jackson County Court on Monday afternoon. The sentence brings the case to an end nearly 2 years after he was arrested for killing his wife Tabasha … Continue reading »

Jordan Criado Changes Plea

MEDFORD, Ore. — The man accused of one of the worst mass murders in Oregon history changed his plea in court on Tuesday. Jordan Criado denies killing his four children in 2011, but says the prosecution could likely prove it in court. So, Criado changed his plea to “guilty by Alford plea” in the aggravated … Continue reading »

Murder Victim’s Father Helping Homeless

MEDFORD, Ore. – The father of a murder victim is hoping to help the community. Tabasaha Paige Criado’s father’s is asking for support from several organizations to help him get started. Marzuq Johnson lost his daughter and grandchildren to what police called one of Southern Oregon’s worst murder cases. Now, Johnson wants to start a … Continue reading »

Murder Victims’ Family Moving Forward

By Bryan Navarro BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Tabasha’s family is remembering the first anniversary of the five deaths. Just after the murders, Paige-Criado’s brother came to Medford; since those first days, he’s been trying to focus on the positives instead of the tragedy. Jesse Adams lives in Phoenix, Arizona, but on the one-year anniversary of his … Continue reading »

The Criado Tragedy: Emergency Response

By Bryan Navarro MEDFORD, Ore. — One year ago, the lawn where the home of the Criados once stood might have looked like a scene of chaos, but first responders say it was absolutely organized. The first call came in around 9:30; a report of a possible structure fire. Gordon Sletmoe of Medford Fire was … Continue reading »

Criado Killings Impact Domestic Violence

By Steven Sandberg MEDFORD, Ore. — The Criado family killings were the first of several murders in Jackson County in the past year suspected of involving domestic violence. In the aftermath of those deaths, community leaders say it pushed people to be more open about violence against family members. Members of community groups and victim’s … Continue reading »

Salem Killings Highlight Deadly Trend of Domestic Abuse

By Bryan Navarro MEDFORD, Ore. — Autopsy results reveal a mother and her two children who were found dead in a burning Salem home were shot. The medical examiner also says a fourth victim, who was just an infant, was likely asphyxiated. The family was found dead in their Salem home Tuesday. 3-year-old Angelica Lazukin, … Continue reading »

The Criado Family Tragedy: An Overview

On a hazy summer morning on July 18th, 2011, multiple fire departments from across the Rogue Valley responded to a call of a house fire in Medford. By the end of the day, the response to a 4-alarm fire turned into an arson and homicide investigation. Five people died, four of them children. It happened … Continue reading »

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