Sentencing in Medford family-slaying case

FILE - This 2005 file photo provided by the Jackson County Jail shows Jordan Adam Criado. KTVL reports that Jordan Criado is scheduled to go on trial on Feb. 12, 2013 in Jackson County Circuit Court in Medford, Or. He is accused of aggravated murder, which carries a potential death penalty, as well as murder, arson and manslaughter. A registered sex offender in California, Criado is accused of stabbing his wife, 30-year-old Tabasha Paige-Criado, and two of the children, and setting multiple fires in their small Medford house last July. He was the only one to survive after rescue personnel pulled the family from the burning house. (AP Photo/Jackson County Jail)
FILE - This 2005 file photo provided by the Jackson County Jail shows Jordan Adam Criado. KTVL reports that Jordan Criado is scheduled to go on trial on Feb. 12, 2013 in Jackson County Circuit Court in Medford, Or. He is accused of aggravated murder, which carries a potential death penalty, as well as murder, arson and manslaughter. A registered sex offender in California, Criado is accused of stabbing his wife, 30-year-old Tabasha Paige-Criado, and two of the children, and setting multiple fires in their small Medford house last July. He was the only one to survive after rescue personnel pulled the family from the burning house. (AP Photo/Jackson County Jail)

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Medford man is scheduled for sentencing Monday in the deaths of his wife and four young children.

The 53-year-old, Jordan Adam Criado, entered Alford guilty pleas in March to aggravated murder charges.

In return for the guilty pleas, Jackson County prosecutors are not seeking a death sentence and are recommending life in prison without parole.

Criado admitted killing his wife in July 2011 after she came home after spending all night out of the house.

Authorities found the bodies in the burning home, which had been set afire. Criado was unconscious for nearly three weeks from smoke inhalation.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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