• Kyodo


The Takamatsu High Court on Wednesday upheld a district court-imposed life sentence against a 52-year-old former fugitive convicted of a 1982 murder-robbery in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.

According to the court, former bar hostess Kazuko Fukuda strangled her 31-year-old colleague, Atsuko Yasuoka, at the victim’s apartment in Matsuyama in August 1982 and fled with cash and furniture worth 10 million yen.

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