Judge in TriMet murder trial refuses to drop charges
The judge presiding in the TriMet murder trial denied various motions from defense attorneys Friday looking to drop and lessen some initial charges for Jeremy Christian.
Christian is accused of stabbing and killing two people and injuring a third on a MAX light rail train in Portland in 2017.
Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Albrecht denied four motions from Christian's attorneys.
The defense attorneys were attempting to get Christian's two counts of murder in the first degree dropped due to what they deemed to be incorrect grammar in the prosecution's indictment.
The judge also denied a similar motion looking to drop Christian's charge of attempted first-degree murder.
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