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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 holds a juris doctor degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a broadcast journalism degree from Syracuse University. He is a former anchor and executive producer for the Law&Crime Network and is now deputy editor-in-chief for the Law&Crime website. DISCLAIMER:  This website is for general informational purposes only. You should not rely on it for legal advice. Reading this site or interacting with the author via this site does not create an attorney-client relationship. This website is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Speak to a competent lawyer in your jurisdiction for legal advice and representation relevant to your situation.