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‘I wish I had shot you’: Porn star’s mom breaks down on witness stand

by Jody Jameson, Contributor

Christy Mack’s mother said she couldn’t recognize her daughter in the hospital

The mother of adult film star Christy Mack (born Mackinday) gave emotional testimony during the trial of her daughter’s former flame, UFC fighter War Machine, who badly beat her Mack in her home in August 2014.

The mother, Erin Mackinday, saw her daughter suffer through abuse by her ex, but didn’t go to the police until the August 2014 attack. Prosecutors asked Mackinday if she regretted silently witnessing the abuse up until that point, to which she replied, “No,” according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The report said that Mackinday looked directly at the man who abused her daughter and said:

I wish I would have shot you.

As  Crime Online previously reported, War Machine, born Jonathon Koppenhaver, faces 34 charges for the barbaric attack on Mack and her then-boyfriend Corey Thomas.

Mack was reportedly on the stand for two days as she recounted her relationship with Koppenhaver, and the abuse she suffered by his hand. The adult film star detailed the day that War Machine busted into her bedroom and began to pummel her and Thomas after finding them in bed together.

Christy’s mother took the stand for 45 minutes as she described to the jury the day in August 2014 Koppenhaver called telling her to “check in” on her daughter, as reported by Bloody Elbow. The mother said she couldn’t even recognize Christy in the hospital.

Detective Danial Tomaino reportedly told the court that while talking to Mack, he “couldn’t understand what she was saying but it was because she didn’t have teeth.”

Mack suffered 10 broken bones, including a broken nose, missing and broken teeth, a fractured rib, and a fractured eye socket, as well as a lacerated liver and severe bruising from the attack.

The 34 charges include attempted murder, kidnapping and various counts of sexual assault. War Machine has pleaded not guilty, and court will resume Tuesday afternoon.

 

Photo: Associated Press

Jody Jameson is up-and-coming journalist who's been featured in national news publications for her in-depth crime stories coverage. Her passion lies within helping women and children, in hopes of bringing awareness to abuse, exploitation, and rights violations. In her personal time, Jody has done summer volunteer work at The Boys and Girls Club, and worked as a peer assistant for PALS, a program that assists underprivileged kids. During her time in sorority, Kappa Kappa Gama, Jody volunteered in the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, which raises money to supply books to children in need.