War Machine, who legally changed his name from Jonathan Koppenhaver, was convicted of numerous charges including sexual assault, kidnapping, coercion and battery. Jurors were deadlocked on two attempted murder charges, but found him guilty on 29 of the 32 charges.
Court officials said the panel quit about 5:30 p.m. Friday and will return Monday morning in the case Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver. Prosecutors told the jury that War Machine assaulted Thomas while Mack called 911.
"I only wish that man hadn't been there and that Christy and I would be happily engaged". According to the prosecutor, Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth, he faces the possibility of life in prison without parole, despite the jury's indecision on the attempted murder charges. Koppenhaver, 35, was arrested August 18, 2014 after spending 10 days on the run.
The former MMA fighter was convicted of assault, battery, and kidnapping, while theee of the charges ended in a not guilty verdict.
During testimony, Mackinday alleged Koppenhaver abused and sexually assaulted her during the incident.
Mackinday, a former adult film star known as Christy Mack, testified over two days during the trial about a history of abuse suffered at War Machine's hands that eventually ended with the brutal assault almost three years ago. What an wonderful way to take a horrific event you endured and use it as a way to try and make sure others who suffer through similar tragedies get the help they need.
After the attack Mack was left with injuries taht included broken teeth, a fractured rib and a severely ruptured liver. Thomas claimed that he suffered a broken nose, dislocated shoulder, scrapes, bruises and bite marks.
Koppenhaver made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2007.