War Machine Found Guilty
A jury in Las Vegas has found a former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend.
Jurors deadlocked Monday on two attempted-murder charges against Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, but convicted him of 29 counts. He could face up to life in prison.
Koppenhaver went by his birth name during the two-week trial but had legally changed it to War Machine during his 19-fight MMA career.
Defense attorney Jay Leiderman had conceded Koppenhaver’s guilt on eight lesser domestic battery charges, including punching and injuring ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.
Koppenhaver also was charged with threatening Mack’s male friend Corey Thomas when he found them together in bed in 2014.