War Machine Found Guilty on 29 Counts in Domestic Violence Assault
MMA fighter War Machine has been found guilty of twenty-nine felony counts relating to his 2014 domestic violence assault on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack. XBiz.com says that the jury in the trial, in which War Machine was accused of assaulting Mack and her friend in August of that year, returned a guilty verdict on twenty nine of thirty-two charges. He was acquitted of charges regarding burglary with a deadly weapon, sexually motivated coercion and battery with intent to commit sexual assault; jurors were also unable to reach a verdict on attempted murder charges regarding Mack and friend Corey Thomas.
War Machine did not testify during the trial, where he was accused of carrying out a brutal attack on Mack that left her with eighteen broken bones, a broken nose, missing teeth, fractured ribs and a lacerated liver. She alleged on the stand that he abused her and attempted to rape her in the months before the assault, a charge to which his attorney tried to claim that Mack’s adult film career could be seen as a form of consent.
For the charges, War Machine could face life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 5th.