War Machine gets life for brutally assaulting ex-girlfriend

Lena Tucker
June 6, 2017

Former MMA fighter War Machine was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Monday for the kidnapping, beating, and sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.

After the media frenzy, War Machine took to Twitter to say that he meant to propose to his girlfriend of the time before he found her in bed with another man.

Mack made a plea to the court during the sentencing hearing, saying, "I do know that when he gets out he will kill me".

Mackinday, most known by her porn actress stage name Christy Mack, spoke at the sentencing hearing and said she believes Koppenhaver would kill her when he gets out of jail.

Mackinday said at trial that Koppenhaver knocked out her teeth, broke her eye socket, fractured her rib and ruptured her liver in a 2014 attack.

On Friday, War Machine's attorney pled guilty to eight lesser domestic battery charges in the hopes that it would lessen the punishment.

"There's not a day that goes by that I don't seriously regret all of the things that I did", said War Machine. "I was a very, very lost and very empty person". Still, War Machine could faces up to life in prison for his crimes. I've hated the way that I think.

Koppenhaver's defense attorney submitted a motion Monday for a new trial, claiming that he had been unable to prepare a case that his client attacked Mack while in a state of unconsciousness, but Cadish denied it. Thomas was also beaten and suffered injuries. The judge said that she did not think Koppenhaver was "a monster", and that some of his issues stemmed from a hard childhood, but she stated that his actions merited a lengthy sentence. He also invited Mack to visit him in prison.

Although Jonathan may have realized what he did was wrong, the damage done to his ex-girlfriend was vast, and the adult film actress even had to undergo facial reconstruction surgery after Koppenhaver viciously assaulted her.

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