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Two big criminal trials begin Monday in Las Vegas

Javier Righetti and War Machine go to court
Posted at 6:17 AM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 11:05:11-05

Two big trials will be getting underway today in Las Vegas courtrooms.

Javier Righetti will face a jury for the murder of 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba.

Otremba was kidnapped, rapped, stabbed repeatedly and burned in 2011 in a desert area of Centennial Hills.

Righetti pleaded guilty last year but his plea was thrown out later.

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If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Also, the trial for former MMA fighter known as War Machine also begins today.

He is accused of severely beating his ex-girlfriend and adult film actress Christy Mack three years ago.

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Mack was left with a total of 18 broken bones and lacerated liver after the attack.

The fighter is already serving prison time for a separate assault case.