UFC veteran War Machine has been found guilty by a Las Vegas, Nevada jury of 29 charges in connection with the beating of his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her boyfriend Corey Thomas.
The jury was deadlocked on the two attempted murder charges, while finding him not guilty on three lesser charges.
Some of the charges that the UFC/Bellator MMA veteran has been indicted on include sexual assault, kidnapping and coercion. Members of the Las Vegas jury spent a total of two days deliberating on all the charges before rendering their verdict.
Mack, who is an ex-porn star, spent a total of 8 hours on the witness stand talking about the beatings and rapes that she suffered at the hands of Machine during their time together. “‘Now I have to kill you because people saw you trying to escape,”’ she recalled during the trial. “‘Now I have to take you out to the desert and kill you.”’ Prosecutors even played a recording of Mack calling police for help as Machine was attacking her boyfriend.
Thomas also testified at the trial, stating that Machine’s attack on him caused such injuries as a broken nose, dislocated shoulder, scrapes, bruising and even bite marks. Mack also suffered a variety of serious injuries during Machine’s attack, including broken teeth, a fractured rib and a ruptured liver.
War Machine was arrested on August 18 2014 for his crimes, apprehended at a Simi Valley, California hotel after being on the run for a total of 10 days. Machine was arrested after he being cornered by hotel guests after they witnessed him assaulting another woman.
At one point during his time in prison, the former UFC fighter attempted suicide.
A date will soon be set for the sentencing; the charges carry a possibility of life in prison.
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