MMA Fighter War Machine Convicted of 29 Counts in Sexual Assault Case Involving Ex-Girlfriend
Awaiting Sentencing on 29 Guilty Verdicts, War Machine Writes a Letter Apologizing to His Victim, Christy Mack
After viciously beating his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and the man she was with, former MMA fighter War Machine, born Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, has written a letter that has been “leaked.” The message goes out to his friends, family, and victim, Christy, apologizing for what he did and letting everyone know that he’s found God during his time in jail.
In all likelihood, this is a move orchestrated by his defense team to get leniency in sentencing, since the timing of the letter is very, very convenient.
Well, that didn’t go very well, now did it? Would you believe me, though, if I said that I have nothing but joy inside, even now as I am sure to receive some type of life sentence? It’s true. Often times I have heard men in neighboring cells go to their cells and cry after receiving such news, but how can I? How can I cry tears of sorrow over the circumstances responsible for saving my soul? These circumstances are what has transformed me into a real man, how can I disrespect god by weeping over them? How much is a soul worth? Is a life sentence too high a price? Not at all, I gladly trade this false life in for the real one to come; I have been nothing but blessed by all of this. Now, if only I could somehow receive Christy’s forgiveness… And if only I could one day hear that she too had been saved! That would remove every last bit of tarnish from this tragedy. CHRISTY: I am sorry for the man that I was, I am sorry for hurting you. One day, when enough time has passed, and when your wounds are fully healed, I hope that you will write to me, or, perhaps, even visit me, so that I can apologize completely, and so that I can tell you about all that I have found in regard to god. He is real and can heal and complete you deep inside, if only you knew the full extent to which he had healed me… I will never cease to pray for you. MELISSA & SHANNAH: You have been the best sisters a guy could ever ask for, I love you two so much. BRANDON: You have gone far above and beyond the call of duty as a friend, I’m still in awe of all you have done. STACI: Thank you for your service to god, without you I may never have been found. PHIL: Thakk you for your presence at court, sorry for failing you as a protege. HERMAN: Sorry for failing you as a mentor, you have grown into a good man, I am proud of you. JULIA: You have been a true gift from god, if only… And to the rest of my loved ones: Never worry about me, I am at peace, I am alive and happy for the first time in my life.
CLARK COUNTY DETENTION CENTER KOPPENHAVER #2519422
Ugh. I feel worse for both having read that and sharing it. He’ll be in jail for the rest of his life, most likely, so I’m not sure what this letter will do for him, but…there it is, nonetheless.