Prosecutors subpoena medical records of homicide suspect

A subpoena from the Jackson County District Attorney's office could compel Rogue Valley Medical Center to reveal a more complete picture of the medical condition of the 51-year-old father police suspect of stabbing his family members then setting their house on fire last week.

Jordan Criado, a registered sex offender, is in intensive care and has remained nonresponsive since he was brought into the hospital on Monday, July 18. Criado requires a mechanical ventilator to keep his lungs operating.

Deputy District Attorney Beth Heckert said her office initiated the subpoena before it seeks an indictment from a grand jury.

She said her office is exploring the possibility of taking the case before a grand jury even if Criado doesn't revive, depending on what is discovered in medical reports obtained through the subpoena.

"Until we get some more updates on his medical condition, we don't intend to schedule this for grand jury," she said. "Ideally, he would be conscious when we take it to the grand jury."

Police suspect Criado of killing his 30-year-old wife, Tabasha Paige-Criado, and their children, Elijah, 7, Isaac, 6, Andrew, 5, and Aurora, 2.

Preliminary autopsy results show Tabasha Paige-Criado died from multiple stab wounds to her neck and abdomen, while Isaac and Andrew died from stab wounds to the neck and probable carbon monoxide poisoning from the arson fire. Elijah and Aurora probably died from carbon monoxide poisoning, which will be determined through pending toxicology tests, the preliminary autopsy results said.

Hospital officials have only publicly disclosed that Criado is in critical condition with carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning, both of which are found in victims of smoke inhalation. Criado also has a laceration on his left wrist.

— Damian Mann

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