War Machine Charged With Attempted Murder

Jonathan Koppenhaver, the ex-Bellator fighter also known as War Machine, entered a ‘not guilty’ plea on 32 felony counts who appeared before a Las Vegas judge earlier today (Sept. 3, 2014).

Koppenhaver, faced nine felony counts for the alleged altercation that left Christy Mack and Corey Thomas hospitalized. Now “War Machine” faces a total of 31 felony charges  that dates back in May 2013. The charges are as follows: “attempted murder, sexual assault, battery, coercion, preventing or dissuading a witness or victim from reporting a crime, and first-degree kidnapping resulting in substantial bodily harm.”

Koppenhaver is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 17th. If he is convicted he faces a possibility of life in prison without the option of parole.

Jonathan Koppenhaver lawyers told reporters that the fighter wants to be judged on his character as a human being, not as an MMA fighter.

The district attorney, Steve Wolfson, told reporters that Mack is “no different from any other domestic violence victims. She is healing at home, and she is ready to testify.”

 

By: Roberto Villa
@fightbookma

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