Father jailed in slaying of wife, 4 children

August 4, 2011 - 9:00 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon man accused of killing his wife and four children and setting their house on fire has recovered enough to leave the hospital, and was immediately jailed on aggravated murder allegations.

Police said 51-year-old Jordan Adam Criado was able to walk Thursday when he left the Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford and was taken to the Jackson County Jail. He suffered smoke inhalation in the July 18 fire and was unconscious and on a ventilator for days.

Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau says Criado will appear Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court in Medford on allegations of aggravated murder, felony murder, manslaughter and arson.

Autopsies showed Criado's wife and two of the young children were stabbed in the neck and the others died of smoke inhalation in the fire at their Medford home.