Man sentenced for kidnap, torture of pot dispensary owner

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California man convicted in the abduction, torture and mutilation of a marijuana dispensary owner has been sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

City News Service reports the judge on Friday also tacked on two consecutive terms of seven years to life for Kyle Handley.

The 38-year-old was found guilty in January of kidnapping, mayhem and torture.

Prosecutors say Handley is one of four defendants who abducted the dispensary owner along with a female victim and drove them to the desert, where they believed he had stashed large amounts of cash.

Prosecutors say the victim was burned with a blowtorch and had his penis cut off before he was dumped by the side of the road.

His co-defendants have pleaded not guilty.

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