Murder suspect remains unresponsive

The father suspected of stabbing his wife and two children before setting his house on fire July 18 remains unresponsive and in critical condition at Rogue Valley Medical Center, hospital officials said.

"At this point his status is still unchanged," RVMC spokesman Grant Walker said of 51-year-old Jordan Criado. "He's still in critical condition."

Police suspect Criado stabbed his wife, Tabasha Paige-Criado and two of their four children — Elijah, 7, Isaac, 6, Andrew, 5, and Aurora, 2 — in their 1027 W. 10th St. home before setting several fires inside. Firefighters, paramedics and police worked trying to save Criado and the victims through CPR before they were taken to local hospitals.

Criado is still on a ventilator due to carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning, and also has a laceration on his left wrist.

Medford police continue to guard Criado around the clock, and will continue to do so.

"We're not going to leave him alone," said Medford police Lt. Bob Hansen.

A grand jury has not yet been called to indict Criado, and when that will happen is uncertain.

"Nothing has been presented to a grand jury yet," said Jackson County chief deputy district attorney Beth Heckert. "(But) his consciousness doesn't really bear into the fact of when a grand jury's scheduled."

— Ryan Pfeil

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