MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A new, tentative sentencing date has been scheduled for the man convicted of killing two men and injuring another on a MAX train nearly three years ago.
Jeremy Christian was originally scheduled to be sentenced on March 27, but it was postponed over COVID-19 concerns.
The Multnomah County Circuit Court says his new sentencing date is June 18 at 9 a.m.
Christian was convicted on Feb. 21 on all 12 counts against him, including two charges of first-degree murder. Other charges included attempted murder, assault, intimidation, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.
Christian was convicted for the May 2017 stabbings of Ricky John Best, 53, of Happy Valley, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, of Portland. Micah David-Cole Fletcher was also stabbed, and survived the attack.
Prosecutors want a true life sentence, while the defense is asking for the chance of parole after 30 years.
- 2/27: Jurors say 'yes' to all 6 questions presented by prosecutors in Jeremy Christian sentencing
- 2/26: Forensic psychologist takes stand during day 2 of sentencing phase for Jeremy Christian
- 2/25: Jeremy Christian wanted to write a song about MAX murders, prosecutors say as sentencing phase begins
- 2/14: Psychiatrist takes stand as final witness, diagnoses Jeremy Christian with alcohol abuse disorder
- 2/13: Video played in court shows Jeremy Christian threatening to stab people day before MAX attack
- 2/12: Neuro-psychologist testifies in Jeremy Christian trial: ‘There are some areas where he has more struggles than most’
- 2/5: Jeremy Christian laughs in court, detective details murder weapon in day 7 of murder trial
- 2/4: MAX stabbing survivor Micah Fletcher takes the stand in murder trial of Jeremy Christian
- 2/3: Officer testifies that Jeremy Christian said ‘I hope they die’ after MAX stabbings
- 1/31: ‘You a snitch?’: Witnesses detail bloody knife, Gatorade bottle on day 4 of Jeremy Christian trial
- 1/30: Day 3 of the Jeremy Christian trial: First officer to the scene recalls 'unfathomable amounts of blood' in deadly MAX stabbings
- 1/29: More witnesses take the stand as Jeremy Christian's trial enters day two
- 1/28: Surveillance from deadly MAX stabbings shown in court during first day of Jeremy Christian trial
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