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The Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court ruling in a civil suit filed over the 1985 murder of a 15-year-old girl in Soka, Saitama Prefecture, saying it doubted the credibility of the confessions made by the boys accused of killing her.
Six men were found guilty of committing the murder by a juvenile, or family, court, which handled the case because they were minors at the time of the crime. In the civil suit, the parents of the victim were seeking compensation from the parents of three of the men.

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