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Jeremy Christian's sentencing has been put off due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

POOL PHOTO: R. FERN, OREGONIAN/OREGONLIVE - Jeremy Christian listens to testimony during the second week of his murder trial, stemming from the violent confrontation on a light rail train in 2017.

, Portland Tribune - News Fletcher, who was stabbed but survived in the 2017 Trimet Max killings, says he made the best decisions he could Key witness Micah Fletcher testifies in murder trial involving Portland MAX train stabbingThe sentencing for Jeremy Christian was scheduled for March 27, but with the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, it has been indefinitely postponed.

Christian was convicted last month of killing two men and attempting to kill another on a Portland MAX train in 2017.

He also was convicted on other charges including assault, intimidation and menacing.

The Multnomah County Circuit Court said there is no way to accommodate social distancing in the courtroom for Christian's sentencing and that there is not yet a rescheduled date for the hearing.

Christian could face life in prison without the possibility of parole. At minimum, he faces at least life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

OPB is a news partner of Pamplin Media Group.


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