Former MMA fighter War Machine attempted suicide in a Las Vegas jail earlier this week. War Machine, birth name Jonathan Koppenhaver, has been in jail since August after brutally attacking his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack on August 8th at her Las Vegas home.
A Clark County Detention Center guard found War Machine Tuesday night after he tried to hang himself, according to authorities. Police said Koppenhaver was unresponsive when found.
Koppenhaver’s attorney, Brandon Sua, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the fighter’s vital signs had “completely stopped” and that he was “pretty much dead” when found. Sua also said officials found “multiple” suicide notes in Koppenhaver’s cell.
Koppenhaver, 32, is being held without bond on charges of attempted murder, domestic battery by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping and sexual assault. He’s facing a life in prison term.