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Christy Mack Attacker 'War Machine' Attempts Jail Suicide

By    |   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 07:53 AM

Former MMA fighter Jonathan "War Machine" Koppenhaver on Tuesday attempted suicide in his jail cell, where he awaits trial for the alleged assault of his porn star ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack.

NBC affiliate KSNV reported that Koppenhaver was found unresponsive by a corrections guard around 9:30 p.m. at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"He noticed inmate Koppenhaver in a seated position on the floor with his feet resting on the bunk," Metro Officer Jose Hernandez wrote in an email.

"The officer also noticed what appeared to be a torn piece of linen around his neck that was tied to the leg of his bunk. He called several times to Koppenhaver but he did not respond. The officer proceeded into the cell while continuously asking Koppenhaver if he could hear him. The officer quickly observed that Koppenhaver was struggling to breathe and proceeded to cut the ligature from Koppenhaver’s neck."

At that point, his breathing slowly returned to normal, with his vitals stabilizing roughly 15 minutes later. Once he was cleared by a medical team, he was moved to suicide watch in an isolation cell.

Koppenhaver had failed to appear in court earlier that day, where his lawyers were attempting to create a plea bargain. The 32-year-old faces over 25 felony charges for the alleged August 8 assault on Mack and her friend Corey Thomas, as well as a string of other incidents dating back to May 2013. He originally fled authorities, but was eventually caught and arrested on August 15 one state away, in California.

Mack was hospitalized after her encounter with Koppenhaver, and has since undergone several surgeries on the road to recovery. While he was on the lam, Koppenhaver released a series of tweets suggesting he arrived at his then-girlfriend's house with a ring, only to find her with another man.

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Former MMA fighter Jonathan "War Machine" Koppenhaver on Tuesday attempted suicide in his jail cell, where he awaits trial for the alleged assault of his porn star ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack.
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