Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ex-fighter 'War Machine' found guilty on 29 of 34 charges

Former Bellator and UFC veteran War Machine (born Jonathan Koppenhaver) has been found guilty on 29 of the 34 charges he faced – most notably of sexual assault, battery and kidnapping.

Koppenhaver's 2014 attack on Christy Mack (real name Christine Mackinday) and her then boyfriend Corey Thomas left Mack with a broken nose, a fractured eye socket, a broken rib, a lacerated liver and extensive bruising. Mackinday suffered 18 broken bones. She was also left without many of her teeth
Koppenhaver assaulted Thomas with such severity that Mack believed the former fighter was going to kill him. Mack also claimed that the ex-fighter threatened to send his Hells Angels friends after her if he ended up in jail.

The 35-year-old could potentially receive a life sentence without the possibility of parole at his sentencing hearing.