• Kyodo


The Fukuoka High Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by a 63-year-old man sentenced to death for kidnapping and murdering two 7-year-old girls in 1992 in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture.

In dismissing the appeal and upholding the Fukuoka District Court’s ruling against Michitoshi Kuma, a resident of Iizuka, presiding Judge Junichi Koide said that a combination of DNA examinations and witness accounts proved his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.

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