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Abusive Behavior

3 held in plot to kidnap, sexually mutilate pot dispensary owner

Two men and a woman were arrested this week on kidnapping and torture charges for burning the owner of a lucrative medical marijuana dispensary with a blowtorch, then cutting off his penis in an attempt to force him to disclose where he supposedly had buried bags of cash in the desert, authorities said. Ryan Kevorkian, 34, and Naomi Kevorkian, 33, were arrested Friday in Fresno; a third suspect, Hossein Nayeri, 34, was arrested Thursday by FBI agents in Prague and will face extradition proceedings. The three — along with 34-year-old Kyle Handley, who was arrested last year — all face the possibility of life in prison without parole if convicted. Handley is a marijuana...