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Process for the suspect in the Portland train stitches set for 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. – The trial of the man accused of fatally stabbing two passengers on a Portland light-rail-in May not start until next year.

The court records made public Monday, said Jeremy Christian the trial is scheduled to begin June 24, 2019 and last for up to five weeks. Hearings on motions are set for October 2018.

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

Authorities say he stabbed two men in the neck and seriously wounded a third when the train stopped at a station on 26 May.

The police and prosecutors have said Christian spewed hateful comments on the two black teenage girls before he put the men.

One of the girls was wearing an Islamic headscarf known as a hijab.

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