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Man guilty in kidnap, torture of California pot dispensary owner

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Jurors deliberated less than two hours Thursday before convicting a 38-year-old man of participating in a grisly plot to abduct, torture and sexually mutilate a California marijuana dispensary owner who had befriended him.

Before dawn on Oct. 2, 2012, the dispensary owner was awakened by masked men in the Newport Beach home where he had been renting a room. The attackers dragged the man and a housemate, Mary Barnes, into a waiting van.

Orange County prosecutors say Kyle Handley,

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