War Machine sentenced to 36 years to life in prison in assault case

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Updated June 5, 2017 – 5:53 pm

war machine 01 prison sentencingFormer mixed martial arts fighter War Machine must serve a prison sentence of 36 years to life, a judge ruled Monday, but the ex-girlfriend he was convicted of beating and raping said she will continue to fear for her safety.

“I don’t know how much time in prison would make me feel right,” Christine Mackinday told District Judge Elissa Cadish in a tear-filled statement. “But I do know that when he gets out he will kill me.”

War Machine, also known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, said that since his arrest on Aug. 15, 2014, he has found religion and peace and is “finally able to manage whatever the hell is going on” inside his head.

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