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The Utsunomiya District Court on Tuesday sentenced to death a 35-year-old man for murdering his wife and an acquaintance in the late 1980s.

Katsuhisa Cho, who owned a personnel business, suffocated his 18-year-old wife, Chiaki, in November 1988 in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture, and beat to death Mikio Wada, 26, a factory worker, in November 1989, according to the ruling.

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