One day after convicting a man of trying to kill his estranged wife at her South Los Angeles home, jurors found him guilty of spousal rape.

Bryan Keith Mitchell, 32, is facing a maximum possible sentence of life in state prison, with sentencing set for July 20 at the Compton courthouse.

Mitchell was convicted Monday of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon for the Sept. 5, 2015, attack on his estranged spouse. Jurors were sent back to deliberate further on the spousal rape charge, on which they subsequently found him guilty Tuesday.

Jurors also found true allegations that he personally used a bat during the commission of the crime and personally inflicted great bodily injury on the victim, who had a restraining order against him at the time, according to Deputy District Attorney Craig Rouviere.

He entered her home through a window, grabbed a bat and began to beat her, then dragged her into another room and raped her, the prosecutor said.

The victim called 911 for help after he fled, according to Rouviere.

Mitchell was arrested within a few weeks and has remained in jail since then.

–City News Service

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