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A 53-year-old French anesthetist pleaded guilty Wednesday to drugging Japanese architect Akira Ojima, who was found dead in a Paris suburb in 1998, in the opening hearing of his trial before a Nanterre court.

Jean-Paul Zahm admitted injecting an anesthetic drug several times into Ojima, 56, but denied direct involvement in Ojima’s slaying, claiming “I learned about it later.”

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