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Boyfriend arrested in attack on woman pushed off cliff

The Associated Press
Friday December 28, 2001

SANTA ANA – A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to break his girlfriend’s neck and then pushing her off a cliff, police said. 

Bryan John Klein, 32, of Riverside County was arrested for investigation of attempted murder and was held without bail at the Orange County Jail. 

Klein is suspected of attacking Wendy Mason, 33, who was spotted Wednesday morning pinned in tree branches halfway down a steep ravine in Limestone Canyon Park, east of Irvine. 

Mason was trapped for about four hours. She remained in guarded condition Thursday at Western Medical Center. 

Mason told police her boyfriend, Klein, attacked her. Klein has a criminal history of violence, and a restraining order was in place between them at the time of the crime, the Sheriff’s Department said.