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Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Ex-Fighter War Machine

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jury selection has begun in Las Vegas for the trial of the former mixed martial arts fighter named War Machine on charges that he tried to kill his porn actress ex-girlfriend and her friend in August 2014.

Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver is facing 34 felony charges also including battery, sexual assault and coercion that could get him life in prison if he’s convicted of attacking ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend, Corey Thomas.

Jury selection began Monday and is expected to take several days.

The Associated Press usually doesn’t identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Mack has allowed her name be made public. Her legal name is Christine Mackinday.

She has described injuries including a broken nose, missing teeth, fractured eye socket, leg injuries and a lacerated liver.

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