Funeral held for mother, 4 children found stabbed
Saturday, July 30, 2011
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Friends, family and others turned out for the funeral of a former Southern California woman and her four children who were found stabbed in their burning Oregon home earlier this month.
The caskets of Tabasha Paige-Criado and her children -- three boys and a girl between two to seven-years old -- lay side-by-side as hundreds paid their final respects Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Bakersfield.
The mother and four children were found stabbed in the neck by firefighters responding to their burning home in Medford on July 18.
Fifty-one-year-old Jordan Criado -- Tabasha's husband and the father of the four children -- is the sole suspect in the killings.
He's been hospitalized for treatment of smoke inhalation since the killings of his family.