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The Portland man was accused of killing two, wounding one, harassing others, on light rail trains in 2017.

POOL PHOTO: BETH NAKAMURAH, OREGONIAN/OREGONLIVE - Jeremy Christian was found guilty on all 12 counts Friday, Feb. 21. A jury on Friday, Feb. 21, found Jeremy Christian guilty on all charges in the MAX train attack that left two people dead and critically wounded a third person on May 26, 2017.

The jury deliberated for more than 12 hours before reaching a verdict around 2 p.m. Friday.

Christian, 37, was found guilty of killing Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best and critically wounding Micah Fletcher on the MAX Green Line as it pulled into the Hollywood Transit Center on May 26, 2017.

He pleaded not guilty on 12 charges: two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree attempted murder, one count of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree assault, three counts of second-degree intimidation, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of menacing.

In the end, the jury voted 12-0 on all charges, convicting Jeremy Christian of every charge he face.

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