Guilty: Mohammad Hanafi Kidnapped, Forced Wife to Sign Divorce Papers

Mohammad Hanafi's mug shot (KCAL-TV CBS 2)
Mohammad Hanafi's mug shot (KCAL-TV CBS 2)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Mohammad Hanafi was convicted Friday of kidnapping his wife and holding her captive until she signed divorce papers.

Hanafi, from Hawthorne, in Los Angeles County, was found guilty of kidnapping his wife Raisa Hanafi in 2008. He was also convicted of threatening to kill her.

Jurors did not find Hanafi guilty of torturing the woman, though prosecutors argued that he gagged, drugged and tortured her until she signed the papers.

Raisa Hanafi was confined for five days before she escaped. Kisasi Liggins, the co-defendant, was found guilty of kidnapping for ransom.

Hanafi and Liggins face up to life in prison without parole.

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