'War Machine' blogs may lead to tougher sentence

source: cagepotato.com

According to KGTV's 10News.com during a sentencing hearing on Thursday in San Diego federal court, the fighter once known as Jon Koppenhaver pissed off the presiding judge so much that he tore up a proposed plea agreement that would have seen Machine sentenced to a year in county jail and three years probation for allegedly punching a security guard outside a club during a brawl and assaulting a female bartender at another club by sweeping bottles off the bar at her.

Before tearing up the all but signed, sealed and delivered plea deal, the judge warned the former UFC welterweight:
"Do it again, and you won't be able to fight your way out of a state prison sentence," the judge said, adding that he would likely be sent away for five years if he saw the inside of a courtroom for similar reasons in the future.

According to the KGTV report the judge based part of his decision to reject the plea bargain on a number of flippant tweets Machine made  about his prison experience that were logged by prosecutors including one about him wanting to smuggle "a few hundred Ambien in (to jail) to sleep the year away!"

In a nutshell, had he simply agreed to the sentence and probationary terms of the plea agreement and just quietly served his year in county jail, War Machine would have not received any further punishment. Since he remarked that he hadn't had a chance to read the plea, thus wasting another day in court, the judge has decided he to send the matter back to trial on August 24, which could mean War could be sent to state prison for longer than one year and could have up to five years of restrictive probation when he gets out.

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Foos site profile image  

8/20/10 6:53 PM by Foos

 Judge sounds like an asshole.  Extending War Machines stay because of the blog?  That's fucked up.  In my opinion, it should take some pretty serious shit to give a man more years in Jail.  

Granite007 site profile image  

8/20/10 6:35 PM by Granite007

Prison now? My butt hurts just thinking about it.

Stryker89 site profile image  

8/20/10 6:28 PM by Stryker89

Haha not sure but im not thinking she will be his wife much longer

Steamfitter site profile image  

8/20/10 6:12 PM by Steamfitter

Judge isn't bound by a plea agreement.

livedevil site profile image  

8/20/10 6:07 PM by livedevil

LOL wait this turd is married? Who's the fem turd that is Mrs. Warmachine?

Bad Monkey Fight Shop site profile image  

8/20/10 5:31 PM by Bad Monkey Fight Shop

War Machine stories always make my day a little bit brighter.

BzGrappla site profile image  

8/20/10 5:08 PM by BzGrappla

tt, 3 more days till he finds out what will be set in stone.maybe they will just add an additional 2 yrs prob

chaseb1 site profile image  

8/20/10 12:24 AM by chaseb1

every plea deal is signed with a portion stating the defendant knows the judge can agree to the deal or not. in this case, war machine had a history of getting into fights if i remember correctly, then he was charged with these two as well. couple that with statements made to presentencing, things he had friends post from jail, and the very likely fact the judge already warned him about his actions before sentencing (not to mention i'm sure his counsel warned him about his actions) and his proclivity for "just not getting it", the judge had every right to rip it up. It's a "deal" that has to be accepted, and usually is if the deal will get what the situation warrants (life lesson for wmachine), obviously it might take something else to snap him to reality. I hope he finally gets it.

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8/20/10 12:02 AM by RaepChoke


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8/19/10 11:59 PM by Poindexter