Jeremy Christian jailhouse assault charge dismissed
Jeremy Christian, the man accused of two murders in the May 2017 TriMet attack, had a separate assault case dismissed on Friday.
The alleged assault occurred against a black inmate at the Multnomah County Jail, where Christian is housed pending his trial on murder and other charges.
Christian had been charged with one count of 4th-degree assault for "lawfully and intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause physical injury to Aundre Dupree Mills."
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Katharine von Ter Stegge signed the judgment of dismissal, which stated that "the ends of justice will be best served by the dismissal of the within matter."
Christian is accused of fatally stabbing Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche on a MAX train on May 26, 2017. A third passenger — Micah Fletcher — was stabbed in the neck, but survived.
The trial was delayed until early 2020 after the judge in the case granted a motion from his defense attorneys.
Judge Cheryl Albrecht said since this is a complex case, she is allowing the state to evaluate Christian.
The trial is now expected to begin trial expected to begin in January.
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