Boxer, called War Machine, who shot his ex-girlfriend five times up close and then hit her with the gun, is found guilty of attempted murder after she has miraculously seen life
- Michael Mitchell, 41, who is the boxing moniker & # 39; War Machine & # 39; was condemned by the New Jersey jury for attempted murder
- Prosecutors said that Mitchell could not get over his disintegration of Tishell Jackson and shot her in January 2018
- Jackson suffered life-threatening injuries but survived and identified Mitchell as her attacker
- Mitchell testified in his own defense during his trial and claimed he was not the shooter
- He is confronted with life in prison when he is convicted on 31 May
A professional boxer from New Jersey was found guilty of attempted murder because he shot his ex-girlfriend five times and then hit her with the gun after a bad break-up.
The Passaic County public prosecutor stated in a press release on Monday that a jury also convicted 41-year-old Michael Mitchell of illegal possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, terrorist threats and possession of a violated weapon.
Jury members answered the guilty verdicts against Mitchell after two days of deliberations.
A New Jersey jury on Monday found Michael & # 39; War Machine & # 39; Mitchell, 41 (pictured in court last week, left), guilty of repeatedly shooting his ex-girlfriend, Tishell Jackson (right)
Prosecutors described Mitchell during his five-day trial as a jealous ex-boyfriend who could not overcome his split of Tishell Jackson in 2017, North Jersey Record reported.
They argued that on January 3, 2018, Mitchell had shot Jackson five times up close in her car and then repeatedly punched her in the face with the gun.
Jackson, who sustained but survived life-threatening injuries, identified Mitchell as her attacker immediately after the shooting, caught in a surveillance video.
Mitchell was arrested two days after the violence incident and made a statement to the police who admitted to having shot Jackson.
Jackson, who had sustained two broken arms, broken ribs, leaky lungs, face fractures, several broken teeth and a cleft tongue, took the witness stand and testified against Mitchell.
Mitchell was arrested in January 2018, two days after prosecutors said he had shot Jackson five times. Jackson suffered multiple gunshot wounds and face injuries from being hit with a gun
The woman survived and testified against her ex-boyfriend, Mitchell, during his trial
He testified in his own defense last week and told the court that he left Jackson on the night of the attack before she was shot, and that he was not the one doing it.
Mitchell also revoked his confession to the police and claimed that he had many painkillers when he made it and knew what he was saying.
The Paterson man, who has been boxing professionally since 2012, sees life in prison for the attempted assassination, and counts 26 and a half years together for the other when he is convicted on May 31.