Man receives 90 month sentence for attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend

Four years ago, an Oregon woman nearly lost her life in a brutal assault. Last week, the man who attacked her was sent to prison. 

According to CBS News 10, 41-year-old Ryan Connor received a 90-month sentence on Friday after pleading guilty to the attempted murder of ex-girlfriend Amanda Valencia.

Prosecutors say Connors planned to murder the mother of his child

The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office said that on the evening of June 20, 2018, Connor went on foot to Valencia’s home, where he planned to kill her while their child was asleep back at his house.

Connor first attempted to strangle the victim with one hand before resorting to the use of a rubber mallet and a taser as he tried to subdue her.

However, Valencia was ultimately able to break free from Connor’s grasp and make her way to a neighbor’s home where she called the police.

After being taken into custody by the Medford Police Department, Connor revealed his plans to officers. He showed them the taser along with duct tape, plastic bags, gloves, and night vision equipment.

CBS News 10 explained that Connor has been held in the Jackson County Jail since he was arrested and will now be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections where he will serve out the rest of his sentence.

Far-left push back on calls to fund police even as crime rises

Violent crime has surged across the country in recent years, and that has led even some Democrats to rethink their party’s approach to criminal justice issues.

Fox News noted that during his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden came out against defunding law enforcement, saying, “We should all agree, the answer is not to defund the police, but fund the police. Fund them. Fund them!”

However, that message provoked an angry response from many members of the far-left. Erika Andiola formerly served as a press secretary for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and she tweeted, “I felt for a minute that I was listening to 45. Fund the police? No Joe. Fund our damn schools. Give our people free healthcare. What was that!”

Fellow left-wing activist Aimee Allison sounded a similar note, complaining the line was “a crass play to white voters.” She insisted, “We can’t “hold law enforcement accountable’ [and] hire more police without [the] George Floyd Act.”

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