Ex-MMA Fighter 'War Machine' Receives Life Sentence For Sexual Assault, Kidnapping

Ex-MMA Fighter 'War Machine' Receives Life Sentence For Sexual Assault, Kidnapping

Ex-MMA Fighter 'War Machine' Receives Life Sentence For Sexual Assault, Kidnapping

War Machine was convicted in Las Vegas in March on 29 of 34 charges stemming from the August 2014 assault of his ex-girlfriend, Christine Mackinday, and her companion Corey Thomas in her Vegas home.

Appearing before the court Monday, a tearful Mack said that she did not know how long of a sentence would make things "feel right", but that no amount will stop her from fearing for her life.

She said Monday she knew he would try to kill her if and when he gets out of prison.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth asked District Judge Elissa Cadish to sentence Koppenhaver to 32 years to life in prison. War Machine also attempted to rape Mack at knife point.

"There's not a day that goes by that I don't seriously regret all of the things that I did", Koppenhaver said. He called himself a "very lost, very empty person" who hated his aggressive impulses and "should have killed myself by now".

Meanwhile, his attorney, Jay Leiderman, tried unsuccessfully to lobby for a new trial, claiming that it was a case of "blind rage" and that he had insufficient time to prepare for the case.

Liederman said Koppenhaver had been a model prisoner and found religion and remorse while in custody. The 35-year-old will be 71 years old by the time he gets the opportunity at parole. "I hate that this happened".

Some of the crimes War Machine was found guilty of included first-degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm and sexual assault with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, according to Las Vegas' KSNV-TV. "I've gone too far". Thomas was also beaten and suffered injuries.

Thomas was choked and punched for several minutes while Mack was left with a fractured eye socket, other facial fractures, a lacerated liver, broken ribs and two lost teeth. While Koppenhaver turned down two plea deals that led to the lengthy sentence he received, it could have been much worse for the notoriously violent MMA fighter.

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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