Jury finds War Machine guilty of 29 charges in beating of porn actress ex-girlfriend

A Las Vegas jury today found former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter War Machine guilty on multiple charges in connection with the beating of his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, in 2014.
War Machine, born Jon Koppenhaver, was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges, including sexual assault, kidnapping, batter, and coercion. He avoided the most serious charges as the jury did not come to a decision on two counts of attempted murder.
Jurors spent two days deliberating the charges against Koppenhaver, who broke into Mack’s house on Aug. 8, 2014 and attacked her and boyfriend Corey Thomas, leaving both with serious injuries.
In an unusual move, Koppenhaver’s attorney changed his client’s plea last Thursday to concede guilt on eight domestic battery charges.
Koppenhaver was arrested Aug. 18, 2014 after spending 10 days on the run. He was cornered in a hotel room in Simi Valley, Calif., after a guest allegedly witnessed him getting physical with another woman.
Mack, who consented to using her name in previous reports, subsequently released a statement with gruesome details of the incident and photos of her injuries, which included broken teeth, a fractured rib, and a severely ruptured liver.
Bellator, with whom Koppenhaver had his last fight in October 2013, immediately released him after reports of the assault surfaced.Koppenhaver declared his innocence from jail and indicated the incident was a misunderstanding. He later attempted suicide.
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