A brief update on Jon Koppenhaver's arrest following his flight from justice in connection to assault charges filed by Christy Mack and Corey Thomas. The Boston Herald reports that Koppenhaver has waived his right to contest extradition back to Nevada, where he allegedly assaulted his off again on again girlfriend Christy Mack and reality TV star Corey Thomas.
Koppenhaver will face a number of charges, including battery with substantial bodily harm, strangulation, open and gross lewdness, assault with a deadly weapon, and kidnapping. In response to his extradition and the charges leveled against him, Koppenhaver's lawyer, Brandon Sua, gave a statement to KTLA:
An attorney for Koppenhaver said his client has struggled with the response to the allegations against him.
"The hardest thing for my client is seeing the responses from the media, the public. There's been a lot of statements on one side," said attorney Brandon Sua. "The media has done a good job of painting my client as a monster, but my client is not a monster. He is a good guy."
A statement would come "when the time is right," Sua said, adding that his client did not do "anything illegal."
In the meantime, there's been a brief update on Christy Mack, as Hollywood life reports that she has received an outpouring of support including free dental work and an offer for free reconstructive surgery as well, should she need it. She even got a picture of her dogs with messages of support. Hopefully she can make a speedy recovery from the physical trauma she suffered, even if the emotional trauma takes more time.