PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally stabbing two passengers on a Portland light-rail train in 2017 has been charged with assaulting a black inmate behind bars.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Jeremy Christian was charged with assault in an incident July 29 that involved Aundre Dupree Mills in the Multnomah County jail.
A criminal complaint provides no additional details.
Lawyers for both men did not respond to calls seeking comment.
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Christian is facing aggravated murder charges after police and witnesses say he stabbed three people aboard a MAX train in May 2017 after they tried to intervene as Christian spewed anti-Muslim threats at two black teenage girls.
Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche died from their wounds.
Christian has pleaded not guilty and told investigators he wasn’t motivated by racism.
Weeks before, Christian was seen at a right-wing rally making racist comments and delivering a Nazi salute.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com