Jeremy Christian in court: ‘No heroes in this case’

"Remember there's no heroes in this case" Christian said loudly as he walked out of the courtroom

Jeremy Christian appears before murder trial judge on a procedural matter, July 18 2017. (KOIN)
Jeremy Christian appears before murder trial judge on a procedural matter, July 18 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Jeremy Christian, the 35-year-old man accused of killing 2 men and badly wounding a third during a hate fueled incident on a MAX train, appeared in court on a procedural matter and said, “Remember, there’s no heroes in this case.”

The hearing in Multnomah County Circuit Court lasted 5 minutes and Judge Cheryl A. Albrecht set his next hearing for October 20.

Jeremy Christian appears before murder trial judge, July 18 2017. (KOIN)

Christian did not have any wild outbursts like during his previous two court appearances, but walked out and said loudly, “Remember, there’s no heroes in this case.”

Courthouse staff confirmed late Monday that increased security measures were in place for Tuesday’s hearing.

Christian is accused of killing Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23. Micah Fletcher, 21, was also stabbed but survived the attack.

The three men were reportedly standing up to Christian, who was yelling racist remarks towards two young women, one of whom was wearing a Muslim headscarf.

Portland police said Monday that their investigation into the stabbings, and several other incidents involving Christian, remains “open and on-going.” They declined to say whether Christian will face federal hate crime charges.