Jesse Adams, 32, weeps as he recalls his sister, Tabasha Paige-Criado, and her four children, who were slain on Monday.

Paige-Criado's brother expresses family's sorrow

Struggling through tears, a brother of the 30-year-old woman killed Monday morning in west Medford described the chaos in his family as they come to terms with the loss of Tabasha Paige-Criado and her four children.

"We are saddened and angry and hurt and stricken with grief over the loss of my sister and her kids," Jesse Adams said. The children were Elijah, 7, Isaac, 6, Andrew, 5, and Aurora, 2.

Adams, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz., and his wife, 30-year-old Heidi Adams, spoke at the Best Western Horizon Inn before media this morning.

Less than a mile away, Jordan Criado, who police suspect stabbed his family then set their west Medford house on fire, lay in Rogue Valley Medical Center in a condition hospital officials describe as nonresponsive, requiring mechanical ventilation to help him breathe.

Adams said it was hard dealing with the thought that Criado may have killed his family.

"We want Jordan to know he has been forgiven and that he will have to deal with this himself," he said.

— Damian Mann

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