S. Oregon man to change plea in deaths of wife, kids
Monday, March 18, 2013
A Southern Oregon man will change his not-guilty pleas on charges that he killed his wife and four young children in 2011 and set fire to their house.
District Attorney Beth Heckert said Monday a hearing is scheduled this afternoon.
Jordan Adam Criado of Medford faces the death penalty if he goes to trial and is convicted of any of the 24 counts of aggravated murder filed against him. He is also charged with murder, manslaughter and arson.
His wife, Tabasha Paige-Criado, had made it clear on her Facebook page that she was not happy in her marriage. She spent the night before she died out of the house, and police gave her a ride home from a convenience store after Criado reported her missing.