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War Machine Found Guilty

03/20/2017 at 8:15 | Posted by John Shaffer
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 30: In this handout photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, MMA fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, is seen in a police booking photo after being arrested and extradited from Simi Valley Police Department to the Clark County Detention Center to await a court hearing for brutally assaulting his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack on August 30, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reportedly Koppehhaver, 32, is facing multiple assault and battery charges and is expected to appear in court at 8 a.m. on September 3, 2014. (Photo by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)
Photo Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images

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.

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