Jeremy Christian in court file

Jeremy Christian in court (KPTV file image)

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.

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