A man serving a life sentence for the murder of a 13-year-old junior high school girl in 1997 killed himself in his prison cell earlier this month, sources familiar with the case said Wednesday.
Masato Okazaki, 29, who had been serving his sentence in Oita Prison in Oita Prefecture, was found hanging in his cell on the evening of Sept. 4, the sources said.
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