Asha Deliverance, center right, participates in a vigil Saturday at the Hollywood Transit Center in Portland, close to the site where her son, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, was stabbed on a light-rail train. Meche and another victim, Ricky Best, were killed trying to intervene after a man on the train yelled slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim. (Hal Bernton / The Seattle Times)
Asha Deliverance, center right, participates in a vigil Saturday at the Hollywood Transit Center in Portland, close to the site where her son, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, was stabbed on a light-rail train. (Hal Bernton / The Seattle Times)
Portland train stabbings

Portland mayor: ‘Heroes’ died protecting women on train from anti-Muslim rant

The Good Samaritans — whom the mayor called an “inspiration to us all” — were a recent Reed College graduate with a degree in economics and a city worker who was an Army veteran. The suspected killer was arrested, and police were investigated his apparently extremist views.  VIEW Updated

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