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Convicted MAX Train Killer Jeremy Christian Set To Be Sentenced Tuesday

Day eight of the Jeremy Christian trial in Portland, February 6, 2020.
Day eight of the Jeremy Christian trial in Portland, February 6, 2020.

At a minimum, Jeremy Christian faces at least life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years for the murders of two men, including one who was raised in Ashland, aboard a light rail train in Portland in 2017.

After a four-week trial earlier this year, Christian was found guilty on 12 counts, including those murders and attempted murder, as well as assault and intimidation.

His sentencing was originally scheduled for March but was canceled and rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Christian, his attorneys, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Albrecht as well as prosecutors and other court staff will be present in one courtroom, with social distancing enforced.

There will be three other overflow courtrooms reserved for survivors, victims’ families, members of the media and the public to view the proceedings via video live stream.

Christian could face a prison sentence of life without the possibility of parole. At a minimum, he faces at least life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

Copyright 2020 Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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.