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California jailbreak mastermind sentenced for daring escape

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for kidnapping and mutilating a marijuana dispensary owner has received additional time for masterminding a daring, elaborate escape from a Southern California jail. Hossein Nayeri was sentenced Friday to two years and eight months in state prison for the January 2016 escape. Nayeri and two other men cut through a metal grate, climbed through plumbing shafts, and used bed linens to climb down five stories. All were back in custody within a week. Nayeri already is serving life in prison after he was convicted in 2020 of kidnapping, torturing and mutilating a marijuana dispensary owner he mistakenly believed had buried $1 million in the desert.

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