Murder on the Max: Testimony continues Thursday in Portland light rail attack
The prosecution continued its case Thursday, Jan. 30, against Jeremy Christian. He is accused of killing two people and injuring a third on a TriMet light rail train in Portland in 2017.
Before the violence erupted that day, witnesses said, Christian had been shouting racist comments while two young black women were nearby — Walia Mohamed and Destinee Magnum. Mohamed is Muslim and was wearing a hijab.
Christian also is accused of harassing and assaulting Demetria Hester, an African American woman, on a TriMet light rail train the day prior.
He faces a dozen felony and misdemeanor charges, including multiple counts of first-degree murder and intimidation.
Prosecutors called five witnesses to the stand Thursday, including the aunt of one of the victims, the MAX train operator, people who were on the train at the time of the stabbings and a Portland Police officer who responded to the scene.
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