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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of murdering four members of a family during a robbery in Chiba Prefecture in 1992 when he was 19 years old.

It is the first time since 1990 the death penalty has been finalized for a perpetrator who was a minor at the time of a crime. In that case, Norio Nagayama was given the death sentence for a series of fatal shootings in 1968. He was hanged in 1997.

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