• Kyodo


Public prosecutors on Wednesday indicted four people on charges of fatally poisoning a man — who was married to one of the four suspects — with a dose of aconite in a murder-for-insurance scheme in Saitama Prefecture in 1995.

Prosecutors have charged Shigeru Yagi, 50, a moneylender from Honjo, Saitama Prefecture, local restaurant employees Mayumi Take, 33, and Takako Morita, 38, and snack bar hostess Analie Sato Kawamura, 35, with murdering 45-year-old Shuichi Sato.

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