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 »

Jordan Criado Set to Change Plea

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jordan Criado is scheduled to change his plea Tuesday afternoon. Criado is charged with multiple counts of aggravated murder, for the deaths of his wife and children in July 2011. The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office said on Monday that Criado is scheduled to change his plea in court on Tuesday. In … 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 »

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 »

Domestic Violence On The Rise In Southern Oregon

Community Works has called 2011 the worst year they have seen for domestic violence in the Rogue Valley. So far, 2012  has not seen a break in this current unfortunate trend. In 2011, four cases and eight victims died in Jackson County since January. In November, Makaila Upton was killed in a domestic dispute, police say … 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 »