A Medford man facing a possible death sentence for allegedly murdering his family before setting fire to their home in 2011 will appear in court Tuesday to change his not-guilty plea.
Jordan Adam Criado has a 1 p.m. Tuesday change-of-plea appearance scheduled for him in Jackson County Circuit Court.
Prosecutors would not comment further on Criado, who had previously pleaded not guilty to 24 counts of aggravated murder and four counts each of murder, first-degree manslaughter and first-degree arson.
His trial was set to begin in June.
Criado is accused of killing his 30-year-old wife, Tabasha Paige-Criado, and children Elijah, 7; Isaac, 6; Andrew, 5; and Aurora, 2, and lighting multiple fires in their Medford home on July 18, 2011.
A registered sex offender in California, Criado is suspected of committing the murders just hours after police drove Paige-Criado home following Criado's report that she'd gone missing.
Criado spent almost three weeks in an area hospital after suffering smoke inhalation and lacerations before being released to authorities. He has remained in Jackson County Jail without bail.
— Mark Freeman