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#PortlandStabbing victim's supporters confront friend of #JeremyChristian

3.6.17

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After a man showed up to the hallway outside of the arraignment Tuesday
of accused murderer Jeremy Christian and says he's there to see his
friend "Jeremy," a crowd turns on him. Many in the crowd are supporters
of surviving victim Micah Fletcher. As the man spends a few minutes
tying his shoes, the crowd demands answers.

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Jeremy Christian Threatened to Decapitate MAX Passengers, Court Records Suggest - Blogtown - Portland Mercury - The report's author, an investigator named Michele Michaels, writes that she also saw footage in which she could hear Christian making threats. Michaels writes that the knife "looked to swing into position by centrifugal force/forceful action."

Michaels also personally spoke with the two teenage girls who Christian allegedly began shouting epithets at, leading to the attack. She writes that the teens "told me they felt threatened by the racial and religious epithets and actions."

As the Mercury first reported, Christian was a known for his white supremacist views well before the attack occurred.

The probable cause document is short, with a bare minimum of detail that could still see Christian held for the felony and misdemeanor counts he now faces: murder, attempted murder, intimidation, and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon. But the report is also the first—albeit incomplete—version of events we've heard from Fletcher. You can read it here [PDF].


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