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Family of OR stabbing suspect offers condolences

Family of OR stabbing suspect offers condolences Family of OR stabbing suspect offers condolences
Alfredo Watts | 04 June, 2017, 03:53

A murder suspect accused of killing two men during an anti-Muslim rant against two girls on board a train in OR said after the attack "that's what liberalism gets you", according to court documents cited by multiple USA news outlets. This outpouring can be attributed "to put it bluntly - this white savior complex", said Fletcher, who is white. Prosecutors say he fatally stabbed two men and wounded a third.

People across the country have donated to Fletcher in response to his heroic actions, but he instead shared a page raising money for the two girls in his Facebook post and wrote #ChangeHerDestinee.

Rick Best, a 53-year-old Army veteran and father of four, and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche died in the attack and Micah Fletcher, 21, was stabbed in the neck but survived.

Embargoed to Portland, OR Destinee Mangum, 16, thanked the three strangers who intervened on a Portland light rail after a man hurled anti-Muslim slurs at her and her friend who was wearing a hijab. His wound was within millimeters of being fatal, court documents say. He faces two counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted murder and an intimidation and weapons charge.

Christian's defense attorney, Gregory Scholls, did not return a call for comment after the hearing.

"I think it's immensely, immensely morally wrong and irresponsible how much money we have gotten as opposed to how much support, money, love, kindness that has been given to that little girl", Fletcher said in the video. Fletcher told Christian to get off the train, according to the affidavit.

The probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday offers the most complete official account to date of the events that unfolded Friday on a light-rail auto packed with commuters eager to get home for the Memorial Day weekend.

After the girls moved away from Christian, he got into a confrontation with other passengers.

Surveillance video then shows Christian turn his attention to Namkai-Meche, who was seated.

A video also showed Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, yelling 'You call it terrorism! Jeremy Christian yelled as he walked into the courtroom Tuesday.

Since Trump's election, Portland has led all major metropolitan areas in reported hate crimes, Mayor Ted Wheeler's office said.

"And then a stranger, two strangers, three strangers, come to your aid".

Also Wednesday, an organizer canceled an anti-Shariah law rally that had been planned for June 10 in downtown Portland.

Numerous early settlers to OR were from Southern states and brought with them negative attitudes about blacks, Gibson said.