OSAKA — A man and a woman charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a pregnant woman, which resulted in the death of her unborn child, told a court July 2 that they had no intention of killing the woman.

Keiko Nozawa, 29, a postal office worker, was stabbed as she returned home in April, ending her eight-month pregnancy. Prosecutors said 22-year-old defendant Emi Meguri had been having an affair with Nozawa’s 31-year-old husband but that he had ended the relationship. Meguri asked the other defendant, Seiichi Hidaka, 25, to kill Nozawa’s wife in revenge, the prosecution said.

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