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The verdict in the trial of a Saitama Prefecture moneylender accused of conspiring to murder two people for insurance and trying to kill another will be handed down Oct. 1, the Saitama District Court has announced.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Shigeru Yagi, 52, of Honjo, Saitama Prefecture, but he maintains that he never contemplated or ordered any killings.

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