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New Trial Begins For Man Convicted In Brutal Assault

A new trial began Monday for a man convicted for brutally assaulting his former girlfriend.  Though Ryan Cantor was convicted on assault charges in December, a jury could not reach a decision

Credit: El Paso County Sheriff's Office

A new trial began Monday for a man convicted for brutally assaulting his former girlfriend.

Ryan Cantor is accused of pistol-whipping, burning and sexually assaulting his former girlfriend. Springs police say it happened during a car ride in 2010, and the proof is reportedly on a video recorded by his cell phone.

Prosecutors played the recording for the jury.

In December, the jury found Cantor guilty on several assault charges, but could not reach a decision on charges of kidnapping and sexual assault. There will be a new trial for those charges.

Sentencing on his guilty charges will be postponed until after the new trial is over. Cantor already faces life in prison for the assault charges.

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