(AP) -Prosecutors have filed a motion that effectively takes the death penalty off the table for the man charged with stabbing three people, killing two of them on-board a MAX train in 2017. A  judge would still need to sign off on the proposed change filed by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.
Jeremy Christian had been charged with two counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder stemming from the stabbing May 26, 2017, that left Taliesin Namkai-Meche and Ricky Best dead and a third train passenger, Micah Fletcher, badly wounded.
In court papers, prosecutors sought to amend three charges from their original indictment to reflect changes in state law that drastically limit who is eligible for the death penalty in Oregon.