• Kyodo


A woman was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for abusing and starving her 2-year-old daughter to death.

The Saitama District Court found Shiho Ando, 25, guilty of conspiring with her husband, Akiyoshi, 32, to repeatedly beat their daughter, Misaki, from late January last year because the child would not behave. They also did not give her sufficient food and water, and the child died from dehydration Feb. 24, 2002.

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