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Jeremy Christian has been unanimously convicted on all 12 criminal charges tied to the 2017 MAX stabbings—including two first-degree murder charges—by a 12-person jury.
Murder in the first degree carries the possibility of life in prison.
Christian, 37, was accused of fatally stabbing Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche and wounding Micah Fletcher—three men who confronted Christian when he broke into an anti-Muslim rant on the MAX train on May 26, 2017.