Man sentenced for stealing MAX stabbing victim's wedding ring

Theft suspect was wearing MAX attack victim's wedding ring

PORTLAND, Ore. – A man who stole the wedding ring from a victim of May’s knife attack on a MAX train has been sentenced to 13 months in prison.

George Tschaggeny pleaded guilty to first-degree theft, tampering with evidence and identity theft last week.

Police said Tschaggeny was seen on TriMet surveillance video taking a backpack that belonged to Rick Best immediately following the attack. Best was one of three men stabbed May 26 after confronting a passenger who had gone on an anti-Muslim rant. Best died on the train and another victim died at a hospital.

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Officers said Tschaggeny was wearing Best's ring when he was arrested. An indictment said Tschaggeny used Best's credit card five times before he was taken into custody.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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