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WATCH: ‘War Machine’ Prosecutor Jacqueline Bluth On The LawNewz Network


“War Machine” prosecutor Jacqueline Bluth joined us for an exclusive, live interview on the LawNewz Network on Monday, March 27, to look back at her work in the case and to discuss her career in law. Bluth is Chief Deputy District Attorney in Clark County, Nevada.

The LawNewz Network carried live, streaming coverage of the trial of “War Machine,” formerly known as Johnathan Koppenhaver. He is the former MMA fighter who faced 34 felony counts related to an attack on his porn star girlfriend Christina Mackinday, known professionally as “Christy Mack.”

At trial, a jury convicted “War Machine” of 29 counts, including six of the seven most serious charges he faced. The most serious charges of which he was convicted include first degree kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm and sexual assault. He faces a possible life sentence. Sentencing is scheduled for June 5th.

The jury was hung on attempted murder, a lesser charge under Nevada law, for the attack on Mack and the man she was seeing. The jury acquitted “War Machine” on burglary and coercion charges.

“War Machine” changed his legal name away from his birth name to avoid a marketing dispute.

[Editor’s Note:  this piece has been modified to reflect that the interview occurred in the past.  It was originally written to preview an upcoming, live interview.]

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Aaron Keller is an attorney licensed in two states. He holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. During law school, he completed legal residencies in the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and in a local prosecutor’s office. He was employed as a summer associate in the New Hampshire Department of Safety, which manages the state police, and further served as a summer law clerk for a New York trial judge. Before law school, Keller worked for television stations in New York and in the Midwest, mostly as an evening news anchor and investigative reporter. His original reporting on the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Halbach was years later featured in the Netflix film "Making A Murderer."