Hossein Nayeri, one of three suspects charged in the gruesome torture and sexual mutilation of a Newport Beach, California medical marijuana dispensary owner, will be arraigned today at Orange County’s Superior Courthouse.
The last of the defendants to be charged, Nayeri fled to his native Iran, which has no extradition treaty with the United States, but authorities were able to lure him to the Czech Republic, where they arrested him. He’ll now stand trial for kidnapping and cutting off the penis of the man he was trying to rob.
He arrived in Orange County on Sept. 15 and faces charges of aggravated mayhem, torture and residential burglary. As the Weekly first reported last year, two other suspects have already been arrested in what sounds like a scene ripped straight out of Scarface or an episode of Breaking Bad.
In October 2012, when the victim (whose name has not been released by authorities) allegedly took several marijuana growers to Las Vegas. Kyle Shirakawa Handley, one of those growers, is alleged to have told the three other defendants–Ryan Anthony Kervorkian, Naomi Josette Kervorkian and Nayeri–that the owner was extremely rich. The defendants then surveilled the owner for several weeks, noting that he was taking numerous trips to the desert.
Read the rest at the OC Weekly.