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Four Charged In Kidnapping, Cutting Off California Man’S Penis During Robbery


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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Four people were charged with kidnapping a California marijuana dispensary owner, torturing him with a blowtorch and cutting off his penis during a robbery because they thought he was burying piles of cash in the desert, authorities said Friday.

 

 

Ryan Anthony Kevorkian, 34, and Naomi Josette Kevorkian, 33, were arrested Friday in Fresno, a day after the FBI arrested 34-year-old Hossein Nayeri in Prague in the Czech Republic, Orange County authorities said in a statement.

 

 

Nayeri was expected to face extradition proceedings.

 

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Another man, Kyle Shirakawa Handley, 34, was arrested in October of last year.

 

The four have been charged with kidnapping for ransom, aggravated mayhem, torture, burglary and a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury.

 

 

They were being held without bail and could face up to life in prison without possibility of parole if convicted, prosecutors said.

 

 

It was not immediately known whether the Kevorkians and Nayeri had obtained lawyers.

 

 

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marijuana-dispensary.jpg DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP Prosecutors said the victim was a prosperous medical marijuana dispensary owner who took some of his pot suppliers — including Handley — to Las Vegas last year for an extravagant weekend.

Handley pleaded not guilty to the charges last month.

 

 

"It is my hope that by bringing to justice these three additional people it will become clear that Mr. Handley was not involved in this demonic criminal enterprise," Robert K.

 

 

Weinberg,

 

 

 

Handley's attorney, said Friday.

 

 

Prosecutors said the victim was a prosperous medical marijuana dispensary owner who took some of his pot suppliers — including Handley — to Las Vegas last year for

 

an extravagant weekend.

 

 

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After the trip, Handley told some friends that the dispensary owner was extremely wealthy and they came up with a plan to kidnap and rob him, according to a statement

 

 

from the county district attorney's office and Newport Beach police.

 

 

Four weeks before the kidnapping, the would-be robbers began shadowing the dispensary owner, following him on frequent trips he made to the desert outside of Palm

 

 

Springs.

 

 

He went out to discuss a possible investment deal, but the four wrongly believed he was driving there "to bury large amounts of cash," according to the statement.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/4-charged-kidnapping-driving-man-penis-robbery-article-1.1511556#ixzz2kFzzHNBL

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