New sentencing date set for MAX stabbings murderer Jeremy Christian

His sentencing was scheduled in March, but COVID-19 concerns led to a delay.

PORTLAND, Ore. — (The video above was from the day Jeremy Christian was found guilty)

Jeremy Christian, found guilty by a jury of killing two people and critically injuring a third on a MAX train in May of 2017 has a new sentencing date tentatively set for June 18.

A jury found Christian guilty in February, and his sentencing was initially set for March. However, it was delayed by Multnomah County Circuit Judge Cheryl Albrecht over concerns about COVID-19 safety.

The jury determined Christian had no remorse for his crimes, would be violent in the future and could not be rehabilitated. He is likely to be imprisoned for life.

Christian’s trial lasted about three weeks.

His lawyers tried to argue that Christian was acting in self defense while confronted by passengers on the train. He had been in the midst of a racist tirade directed at two black teen girls when approached by three men.

He stabbed all three. Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkia-Meche died and Micah Fletcher barely survived a slash to his neck.

Christian was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder. He was also convicted of hate crimes against the two teens, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon against a good Samaritan and hate and assault crimes against a MAX passenger the day before the fatal stabbings.