An unnamed corrections officer reportedly found the troubled fighter with a piece of linen tied around his neck. The other end of the fabric was tied to one of legs of the bed inside the cell. Koppenhaver’s face was purple when the corrections officer discovered him, according to the report.
War Machine was secured and placed in an isolation cell and is reportedly on suicide watch. Upon further inspection of the cell, a suicide note written by Koppenhaver was found, according to the report.
On Aug. 15, War Machine was arrested on multiple charges, including the assault and attempted murder of his former girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack, and her friend, Corey Thomas. He was apprehended in California and extradited to Las Vegas.
According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, War Machine’s lawyer, Brandon Sua, told a Las Vegas judge on Wednesday that they are seeking a plea deal with prosecutors.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson postponed a Friday hearing wherein Mack and Thomas were prepared to testify, giving War Machine’s attorneys a month to review the allegations.
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