The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run.
In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1VbZNER) he didn't want anyone to get hurt and asserted that he's innocent of the kidnapping and torture charges that landed him in jail two years ago.
"I'm a nice guy," he said Friday. "I've done a lot of things for humanity that are opposite of what I have been accused of."
He declined to elaborate.
Nayeri, 37, who was recaptured Jan. 30 after traveling 400 miles to the San Francisco Bay Area, added...