Judge denies bail for MAX stabbing suspect

Jeremy Christian appeared in court for a bail hearing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County Circuit Judge Cheryl A. Albrecht denied bail Monday for MAX stabbing suspect Jeremy Christian.

After a bail hearing last week, Albrecht said she wanted to watch a defense video of what transpired the day police say he stabbed three men on a Portland light-rail train.

Albrecht said  she would watch the footage in private, to spare surviving victim Micah Fletcher and relatives of the two men who were killed from having to see it.

Earlier, an emotional Fletcher left the courtroom and other spectators sobbed as a Portland homicide detective provided a narrative, accompanied by photo stills, of what happened on the train May 26.

Detective Michele Michaels said Christian inflicted 11 stab wounds in 11 seconds after passengers confronted him about anti-Muslim comments directed against two teenage girls.

Christian has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges.

Background: TriMet attack

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