• Kyodo


The Tsuchiura branch of the Mito District Court on Friday sentenced a 19-year-old boy to a prison term of between five and eight years for killing a housewife he met through a mobile phone dating service Web site.

According to the ruling, the youth, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, fatally stabbed Kaori Watanabe, 28, with a kitchen knife in a car at a parking lot in front of her apartment in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, on April 23.

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