Sentencing Tuesday for man convicted in light rail train killings

ORTLAND, ore. (AP) — The man convicted of killing two men and injuring a third on a MAX light rail train in Portland, in 2017 is set to be sentenced Tuesday at Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Jeremy Christian was found guilty earlier this year on 12 counts, including those murders and attempted murder, as well as assault and intimidation.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that 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.

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.


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