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June 05, 2017

War Machine Sentenced in Attack on Christy Mack

LAS VEGAS, NV—Although prosecutor Jacqueline Bluth had requested that Judge Elissa Cadish sentence War Machine (formerly Jonathan Koppenhaver) to two sentences of 15 years to life on two of the most serious charges of which he had been convicted during his jury trial which ended on March 16, plus an additional 24 to 60 months on a third charge, all to be served consecutively, during sentencing this afternoon in Las Vegas, the defendant received an aggregate sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 36 years. The judge delivered individual sentences on 13 of the charges for which Koppenhaver had been found guilty, meting out prison terms ranging from six months to life with parole after 15 years. The likely reason this was done was so that when Koppenhaver appeals the convictions, as his attorney, Jay Liederman has indicated he would, even if the defendant is subsequently acquitted of some of the charges, he will still have to serve the full sentences on the charges for which he remains convicted. Reporter Antonio Calstelan of TV station News3LV has tweeted that Koppenhaver will be 71 years old when released if he serves the full time for which he has been sentenced. The sentencing hearing took roughly three and a half hours, with a 25 minute break after Liederman finished his sentencing argument, which lasted more than an hour. During the hearing, besides Bluth and Liederman, the court also heard from Koppenhaver himself, his victims Christy Mack and Corey Thomas, Christy's mother Erin, and a videotape of Koppenhaver's mother was also played for the court. During her testimony today, Mack stated that she still loved Koppenhaver, but that as their relationship progressed, it became more and more violent. "It started with a slap and it exponentially got worse," she told the court. "He would hit me and smother me to make me stop crying. Being suffocated is the worst feeling. Not knowing when I will breathe again. Worst feeling in my life." She went on to state that even nearly three years after the events that gave rise to the trial, she remains afraid to leave her house and go out in public. "I don't function normally anymore," she said. "I live alone now with an advanced security system ... I was told he should've finished the job and killed me, that I was a whore and I deserve this." For more details on the sentencing hearing, check back with AVN.com later this afternoon.

 
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