MMA Fighter War Machine Due In California Court
LAS VEGAS (AP) – A mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star girlfriend in Las Vegas and then fleeing to California is due to face a judge for the first time following his arrest last week in a Los Angeles suburb.
Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, who fought under the name War Machine, is scheduled Tuesday afternoon in Ventura County Superior Court following his arrest Friday at a hotel in Simi Valley.
The 32-year-old Koppenhaver is accused of beating Christy Mack so badly early Aug. 8 that she feared for her life and ran naked from her house to seek help from neighbors.
Koppenhaver is due for an extradition hearing in on a fugitive warrant issued after Las Vegas authorities accused him of multiple felony battery, lewdness and coercion charges.
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