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Christy Mack's gut-wrenching letter on War Machine: 'When he gets out, he will kill me'

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War Machine on Monday was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison for the brutal 2014 assault of Christy Mack.

Machine, born Jon Koppenhaver, will be 71 years old when he becomes eligible for parole. He was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges that included sexual assault, kidnapping and coercion, though the jury deadlocked on the most serious charges of attempted murder.

Before the sentence was handed down, Mack, born Christine Mackinday, read a letter to the court, breaking down several times as she described her relationship with Machine and the attack that left her with broken teeth, a fractured rib and a severely ruptured liver.

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Post #1   6/5/17 9:57:44PM   

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Mr. Machine is going to get killed or commit suicide within 5 years. Dude has a huge target on his back. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Post #2   6/5/17 10:18:50PM   

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Just a couple of thoughts:
1. Does anyone care that he found God after he landed himself in prison for the rest of his life?
2. How in the fuck does he still have access to twitter?
3. If someone can not be punished efficiently or reformed properly in 10 years then why do we have to keep them around, they just continue to be a burden on society. Don't waste my tax dollars paying for this assholes food, a/c, electrical, plumbing, and internet bills!
4. Can we now be finally done with this, Jeremy Jackson is lo g forgotten and that is the fate that Job Koppenhaver deserves as well.

Post #3   6/6/17 12:08:30AM   

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Not me, I'm an atheist and he's a scared hypocrite.
I have no idea.
I think prisons don't do much to rehabilitate anybody, they just become better criminals most of the time but I don't agree with capital punishment in this case, let him rot.
I think we are done with it. It's not like this a topic that has been up on the boards every day, like say Connor and Floyd; so I think it's safe to say we won't be talking about Mr. Machine much after this recent announcement.

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If he did that then he deserves for that punishment.....

Post #5   6/6/17 5:22:21AM   

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One thing I find wild in all this is that it's not over. Christy's physical and mental rehab alone are more than any innocent person should bear, but the changes to her lifestyle, the constant vigilance and the lack of resolution (since Koppenhauer could beat the odds and get out) add up to an overwhelming and inescapable dread. Sure, it's not likely, but when someone goes through an unlikely and traumatic event that challenges one's preconceptions about safety, probabilities aren't as comforting as they once were.

I don't believe in the death penalty, but this dude should never see the light of day, not without extensive and demonstrably effective rehabilitation.

Post #6   6/6/17 5:54:39AM   

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I've never been a death penalty guy myself, but I think there is an ethical and monetary question here. If we really are content to allow someone to "just rot" for the rest of their existence, is there really a reason we are doing this? Are we just punishing them to make ourselves feel better that we are hurting them back?

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There is no ethical question. The MAJORITY of inmates in prison are there for nonviolent crimes. The prison system is a money maker plain and simple.

Now as for long sentences and what is the point; IMO it is the psychological torture of knowing you are in a cage and that is what your one and only existence will consist of. It is a way to avoid the guilt of actually taking that persons life (unless they themselves took someones), but yet still a "satisfying punishment"

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War Machine or as he will be known in prison as Sperm Storage!

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It also costs more to execute someone than to incarcerate them for the rest of their life (legal fees for the death penalty case, plus death row costs for years waiting).

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71 years old sounds good. I don't believe he'll ever stop being dangerous - so keeping him away from the public until he's too old to do any damage sounds reasonable.

Plus, for Christy's sake, it will probably feel like justice served if he's not eligible for parole until that long.

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Post #11   6/6/17 2:40:01PM