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Convicted MAX Train Killer's Sentencing Moved To June 23

On May 26, 2017, Jeremy Christian unleashed a racist rant on a MAX train directed at two women of color before stabbing three people, killing two of them. After the train stopped at the Hollywood Max Station, Christian was arrested nearby.
On May 26, 2017, Jeremy Christian unleashed a racist rant on a MAX train directed at two women of color before stabbing three people, killing two of them. After the train stopped at the Hollywood Max Station, Christian was arrested nearby.

Jeremy Christian, the man convicted of stabbing and killing two men and injuring a third on a Portland MAX train in 2017, is now set to be sentenced on June 23.

Christian’s sentencing date has been moved multiple times amid the pandemic, as the Multnomah County Circuit Court has been wrestling with how to socially distance in the courtroom.  

The court said Friday that it is still figuring out the logistics for this new sentencing date. Christian’s motions and sentencing hearing are slated to begin at 9 a.m. and last the entire day.  

Christian was convicted in February on 12 counts. He could face a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

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Meerah Powell is a general assignment and breaking news reporter for OPB. She previously worked as a news reporter and podcast producer for Eugene Weekly in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. Along with writing and audio work, Meerah also has experience with photography and videography. She graduated from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication.