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Carbondale man conviceted in knife attack on girlfriend

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) – A Carbondale man has been convicted of attempted murder for cutting his ex-girlfriend outside her home in 2008.

Twenty-six-year-old Ian Ranney faces up to 48 years in prison after an Eagle County jury convicted him Thursday.

Ranney said he simply meant to scare his ex-girlfriend when he waited outside her home at the Aspen-Basalt Mobile Home Park in September of 2008 and lunged at her with a 12-inch knife. She was deeply cut from her cheek to ear but survived.

A doctor testified during the trial that the knife came within one-eighth of an inch of severing an artery and killing the woman.

Sentencing has not been set.

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Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/

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