Posted by on February 21, 2020 6:30 pm
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A Portland man who spewed racist, hate-filled rhetoric at a pair of black teenage girls on a light-rail train before fatally stabbing two people who tried to help them was convicted of murder on Thursday. 

Jeremy Christian, a 37-year-old self-proclaimed white nationalist, was found guilty of all 12 charges—including first-degree murder, attempted murder, and first-degree assault—for killing Ricky Best, 53, and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, 23, as they tried to intervene during the May 26, 2017, incident on the Portland train car. Christian also seriously injured Micah Fletcher, then a 21-year-old student at Portland State University.

Christian was also charged with harassing and assaulting Demetria Hester, a black woman who testified that he was “yelling, ranting, and raving” about being a Nazi on the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train the night before the deadly attack. 

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