Wife of man who brutally tortured pot dispensary owner says she was forced to help abusive husband plan the kidnapping after he became ‘obsessed’ with idea victim had buried $1million in the desertHossein Nayeri was convicted of torturing and kidnapping after he and two accomplices kidnapped and tortured a pot dispensary owner in October 2012The victim had his penis cut off and was abandoned in the Mojave Desert, where he was believed to have buried $1million, but had not, authorities sayA Newport, California, jury in August found him guilty of kidnapping and torture, but could not agree on a charge relating to the severed penisHis ex-wife Cortney Shegerian tells ABC’s 20/20 in an interview that airs Friday at 9pm Eastern she was abused by her ex-husband and helped him in the planShegerian, who said she was there ‘to serve Housesein’ ultimately worked with authorities to nab Nayeri, who after a foiled escape, has not yet been sentenced
The ex-wife of a man convicted of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner, who had his penis cut off during the brutal incident, has described how her abusive husband compelled her to help him in the brutal plan.
Cortney Shegerian told ABC’s 2020 that her then-husband Hossein Nayeri became ‘obsessed’ with planning the October 2012 kidnapping of the victim, only known as Michael.
The business owner was left beaten and abandoned in the Mojave desert where his attackers had thought he had buried $1million, authorities said.
Cortney Shegerian, the ex-wife of Hossein Nayerim a man convicted of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner, who had his penis cut off during