Man guilty of killing 2 who tried to stop his slurs on train

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Jeremy Christian listens as the judge reads out the verdict. February 21, 2020 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A man accused of fatally stabbing two men who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young black women on a Portland, Oregon, commuter train has been convicted of murder.

The verdict against Jeremy Christian came Friday after an emotional trial that featured testimony from both women and the sole survivor of the 2017 attack.

The racial undertones of the stabbings shook Portland, which prides itself on its liberal and progressive reputation but also grapples with a racist past. Christian’s defense attorneys argued that he acted in self-defense and felt threatened by two of the victims.

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