- Associated Press - Friday, March 17, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the attempted murder trial in Las Vegas of former mixed martial arts fighter War Machine in an attack on his porn star ex-girlfriend and her male friend in August 2014 (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

A jury in Las Vegas has gone home after a first day deliberating in the attempted murder trial of the former mixed martial arts fighter War Machine in an attack on his porn star ex-girlfriend and her male friend in August 2014.

Court officials said the panel quit about 5:30 p.m. Friday and will return Monday morning in the case Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver.

He faces 34 felony charges, and could face life in prison if he’s found guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.

His defense attorney on Thursday conceded Koppenhaver’s guilt on eight lesser domestic battery charges for punching and injuring ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, and one charge that he threatened her friend Corey Thomas to dissuade him from going to police.

Convictions on those nine counts alone could get Koppenhaver decades in state prison.

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10:20 a.m.

A jury is deliberating whether the former mixed martial arts fighter named War Machine is guilty of charges that could get him life in prison in an attack on his porn star ex-girlfriend and her male friend in August 2014.

Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver could face life in prison if he’s found guilty of attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.

His defense attorney took the unusual step Thursday of conceding Koppenhaver’s guilt on eight lesser domestic battery charges for punching and injuring ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.

Attorney Jay Leiderman told the jury that Koppenhaver also is guilty of threatening Mack’s boyfriend at the time, Corey Thomas, to dissuade him from going to police.

Convictions on those nine counts could get Koppenhaver decades in state prison.

The Associated Press doesn’t usually identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Mack gave the AP permission to use her name. Her legal name is Christine Mackinday.

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