War Machine found guilty on 29 charges in Christy Mack assault case
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Jonathan Koppenhaver, the former UFC and Bellator fighter also known as War Machine, was found guilty on 29 charges stemming from his assault case against ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and Corey Thomas on Monday in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas — charges which could send him to prison for life without parole.
Koppenhaver was found guilty on 29 of 34 possible charges by a Clark County jury, including sexual assault, battery, and kidnapping. Three charges ended in a not guilty verdict. The most severe charges, a pair of attempted murder charges, resulted in a mistrial due to a hung jury. Koppenhaver is scheduled to receive his sentencing on June 5 in Las Vegas. Koppenhaver, 35, carried out a brutal assault against Mack and Thomas in Aug. 2014 which left Mack suffering from numerous injuries included a punctured lung and several broken bones. The former fighter has been incarcerated since his apprehension in mid-2014. In January, Koppenhaver turned down two separate plea deals offered by the state of Nevada, one for 16 years to life in prison, and the other for 18 to 40 years.