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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:28 PM

Ex-MMA fighter War Machine guilty of 29 felonies in kidnap, beating case

Source: Associated Press

Ex-MMA fighter guilty of 29 felonies in kidnap, beating case

Mar. 20, 2017 6:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) The former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine was found guilty Monday of kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend over several months in 2014, and of beating her male friend when he found them together in her bedroom.

Nevada jurors deadlocked on two attempted-murder counts against Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver but convicted him of 29 felonies stemming from attacks on Christy Mack and Corey Thomas.

The Associated Press normally does not identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault, but Mack gave AP permission to use her name.

Neither she nor Thomas was in the courtroom while Koppenhaver, 35, stood flanked by his lawyers. He folded his arms across his chest as the verdicts were read.

Koppenhaver shook his head a little as he heard "guilty" to the two most serious counts kidnapping and sexual assault with a weapon. Each could get him up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e26589bcd3d844d6b7c3f4f589ee60cc/jury-resumes-deliberations-fighter-porn-star-case

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Nwgirl503 Mar 2017 #1

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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:32 PM

1. Good

He should be locked up for a looooonnnnggggg time.

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