• Kyodo


A 46-year-old woman appealing a life sentence for murdering her husband and son has married a man she became acquainted with while in jail, according to sources.

Reiko Yamaguchi, a former life insurance saleswoman, reportedly changed her surname to that of her new husband. She married the man after filing an appeal with the Supreme Court in June to overturn a life sentence for killing her husband in 1992 and their son in 1998 for insurance money in a conspiracy with her boyfriend, Kazuo Hokao.