Christy Mack releases statement on War Machine being found guilty on 29 counts

Christy Mack at War Machine trial

This week, former MMA fighter War Machine was found guilty by a jury on 29 counts, including sexual assault, battery and kidnapping. With that being said, the jury was hung in regards to the attempted murder charges. With that being said, War Machine will be sentenced on June 5th for the 29 counts he was found guilty of.

Now, in the wake of War Machine, real name Jon Koppenhaver, being found guilty, Christy Mack has released a statement on Twitter regarding the situation, saying:

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“Today was a great victory for myself, as well as victims of DV everywhere. Please continue to speak out, and stay strong! Thank you all for your support through the years, please continue to support others in similar situations, and BELIEVE them.”

War Machine is of course facing life in prison as a result of his conviction following a length trial complete with horrific recounts of not only the incident which saw Koppenhaver knock out several of Mack’s teeth, break 10 of Mack’s bones, fracture her eye socket, and damage her liver, but also recounts of past incidents in which Koppenhaver physically harmed Mack.

Mack’s mother recounted an incident in which while she was living with the pair, she was forced to take her daughter into the bathroom for safety after a fight resulted in Koppenhaver dragging her daughter upstairs by her neck and stating that he would kill her.

The incident for which Koppenhaver is currently on trial is the one that saw him leave Mack with numerous horrific injuries, to the point that both a police officer and Mack’s own mother couldn’t recognize her at the hospital due to the extent of her injuries.

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Stay tuned for updates on this situation as they become available.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/21/2017.