The unsealed psychological evaluation of Portland MAX killer Jeremy Christian reveals startling details about the stabber's life leading up to the attack.
The evaluation, completed by forensic psychologist Mark Cunningham, reveals that Christian believes in "alien visitations" and other "idiosyncratic" conspiracies, including those surrounding "criminal activity by the Clintons." He also was obsessed with "free speech" and never wanted to date or have romantic relationships.
Most troubling in the revelations, however, was his retelling of the stabbings, which took the lives of two men and injuring a third.
"Mr. Christian described being on 'auto-pilot' as the stabbings occurred," Cunningham's report reads. "He described not recalling the sequence of events of the other stabbings, learning of this as he viewed the video. He described believing he had been grabbed from behind by the third man he stabbed, and was surprised when this was not reflected in the video."
The evaluation also states that "notably absent from Mr. Christian's fervent espousal of belies and opinions was any semblance of assertions of 'white supremacy.'"
"Quite the contrary," the evaluation continues, "he asserted that persons holding beliefs that one group, race, religion, or political system is superior are the fundamental problem with fascism, communism, and monotheism - leading to intolerance, war, and genocide."
Christian also claimed he is "virulently anti-fascist, though he noted that the communists have exterminated larger numbers of people than the Nazis."
Christian would often fulfill his quest for free speech "by deliberately saying things that were not politically correct and were calculated to violate cultural taboos, upset religious sensibilities, or challenge political positions."
He acknowledged that he went on the MAX that day to "do his free speech thing," and had been drinking beforehand -- an action Cunningham said made Christian's "provocative behaviors become more socially intrusive, louder, and persistent" based on his past history.
As Jefferson Public Radio noted, Cunningham did not give Christian a formal diagnosis, the evaluation notes that he appears to exhibit behavior in line with post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Christian also seemed to self-medicate with alcohol and act in a way that could place him on a "socialization disorder spectrum."