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A 61-year-old former sanitation worker previously acquitted of murder was sentenced to life in prison March 27 for killing a woman with whom he had lived, and raping and trying to kill a 5-year-old girl in 1996.

Etsuo Ono committed “grave and atrocious” crimes and has shown no sign of remorse, presiding Judge Kaoru Kanayama said in handing down the sentence sought by public prosecutors. Ono was convicted of killing Yoshie Miyauchi, 41, in their apartment in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward on Jan. 6, 1996, then burning her body and dumping the remains near his apartment.

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