Christian views of dating
The robbery at Ed's Market, a convenience store at North Lombard Street and Vancouver Avenue, occurred shortly after the store's 10 p.m. Owner Bob Sung said at the time he was staying late to finish paperwork when a man walked in wearing a black ski mask, with openings cut out for the eyes, nose and mouth.
"I said 'Jeremy, there's probably a pill out there that will chill you out, calm you down,'" Brookins said. "So yeah, he might have had a couple beers." Brookins and Christian have been friends since 1997, when they met at a Rammstein concert at the Roseland Theater, Brookins said."I would never think he was that kind of dude," Bostic said."I don't remember nothing like that." People who Christian met through Portland's metal music scene were also shocked.Jeremy Joseph Christian, the man accused of aggravated murder in the brutal knife slayings of two good Samaritans on the MAX, has described himself as a sociopath and threatened to kill or stab people in Facebook postings online. He has shared anti-Muslim memes, espoused Nazi beliefs and called Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mc Veigh a "true patriot." Christian, 35, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted murder early Saturday morning, records show.He was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor charges, according to records. He has a criminal history, including felony robbery, kidnapping and weapon convictions, records show.Just last week, Brookins said, Christian came to his house and was acting strangely. Christian's mental instability had been evident for years, Brookins said, though it got much worse when he got out of prison.
Brookins said that he was not aware of any formal diagnosis but he believed Christian was profoundly unstable.
Then, when he learned the suspect had been ranting, he became really worried.
His worst suspicions, it appears, have turned out to be true. "He was almost talking to himself, ranting to himself." Brookins said he tried, unsuccessfully, to get him to stop talking.
The suspect's mother, Mary Christian, told the Huffington Post that "I can't imagine he would do anything like this, unless he was on drugs or something." "He's been in prison, he's always been spouting anti-establishment stuff, but he's a nice person," she said.
"I just can't imagine." Isaiah Bostic, who attended Applegate Elementary with Christian but later lost touch, said he seemed like a regular kid when they were growing up.
He was then brought to Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, in serious condition.