October 17, 2014, 3:12 AM
After beating up porn star Christy Mack, then saying she’s lucky he didn’t kill her, he tried to take the pussy way out by hanging himself and failed. He’s facing a life sentence after being charged with battery, strangulation and attempted murder for the attack.
War Machine attempts suicide in jail, leaves suicide note
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Las Vegas police have confirmed Jon Koppenhaver (War Machine) tried to commit suicide in jail.
On Oct. 14 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a corrections officer was conducting routine walk-throughs inside the Clark County Detention Center when he noticed Koppenhaver in a seated position on the floor with his feet resting on the bunk.
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.
Additional officers arrived to assist and continued to check Koppenhaver for response.
Koppenhaver’s breathing became less strained and he started to respond to them by attempting to speak. Medical personnel arrived and began to assess Koppenhaver.
It was determined Koppenhaver’s vitals had stabilized and was cleared at approximately 9:45 p.m.
Koppenhaver was moved to medical isolation cell where he was placed on suicide watch.
Officers also located what appeared to be a suicide letter inside Koppenhaver’s cell.
Koppenhaver, an MMA fighter, is in jail after allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack. He reportedly beat Mack after he found her with another man.
She suffered broken ribs, a fractured rib and several broken teeth.
Koppenhaver is now facing a life sentence after being charged with battery, strangulation and attempted murder for the August attack.
Corrections officer credited with preventing War Machine’s suicide
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday reported one of its corrections officers prevented the suicide of domestic violence suspect and mixed-martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, legally known as “War Machine.”
Police said about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the officer was conducting a walk-through inside the Clark County Detention Center when he noticed Koppenhaver in a seated position on the floor with feet resting on his bunk.
The officer additionally noticed what appeared to be a torn piece of linen around his neck, which was tied to the leg of the bunk.
When the officer entered his cell, Koppenhaver was unresponsive and struggling to breathe. The officer cut the linen from his neck and he later became responsive.
Police said Koppenhaver stabilized by 9:45 p.m. and he was moved to a medical isolation cell and placed on suicide watch.
Police said they located a suicide note inside Koppenhaver’s cell.
Koppenhaver in September pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and kidnapping in connection with a case involving his ex-girlfriend, Christine Mackinday, who is also known as Christy Mack.
According to court records, Koppenhaver is a suspect in an attack that took place on Aug. 8 at Mackinday’s residence.
Koppenhaver is also facing charges of battery with substantial harm, strangulation, domestic violence-related battery, open and gross lewdness and attempted murder.