‘I Wish I Would’ve Shot You’ – Christy Mack’s Mother Says To War Machine During Emotional Trial
On Monday, Christy Mack’s mother took the stand in the trial against War Machine. During her emotional testimony, Mack’s mom Erin Mackinday, was asked if she regretted not reporting any signs of abuse before the alleged assault.
That’s when she looked directly at War Machine, formerly Jon Koppenhaver, and said:
“No. I wish I would’ve shot you.”
Mack’s mother gave more testimony about an alleged earlier incident of domestic abuse by War Machine.
Erin told the jury about the first time she witnessed War Machine physically abusing her daughter Christine Mackinday, known as Christy Mack.
“I held on to her and said shut up! He will kill you! Shut up!”, said Erin Mackinday.
The attack happened inside Mack’s home in May 2013. Mackinday remembers staying inside a downstairs room when the fight broke out.
“She said, ‘he grabbed me by my neck and drug me up the stairs.’ I called the police”, said Mackinday.
Mackinday says the fight broke out over a pet snake’s water. She’ll never forget War Machine’s reaction after the attack.
“He stood in the closet with his laundry bag taking his clothes stuffing it in there saying I’m going to kill! I’m going to kill you!”, said Mackinday.
War Machine also allegedly punched a dog because it bit him.
During the trial in Las Vegas, Mackinday revealed that she received text messages from Koppenhaver after the early morning attack that instructed her to visit her daughter’s home.