• Kyodo


The Akita District Court handed prison terms Tuesday to two men convicted of murdering a suicidal woman who paid them to kill her.

Underworld figure Tateshi Fujimori, 42, was given a six-year sentence for killing 49-year-old housewife Keiko Yamazaki at her request in June 1997, while 28-year-old office worker Shinichi Tanikawa was handed a 3 1/2-year stretch.

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