• Kyodo


A 25-year-old former nurse who strangled, dismembered and disposed of the body of her colleague in April 2001 was sentenced to 16 years in prison Friday.

The Saitama District Court found Tomoko Kaneda, who was a nurse at the Omiya Red Cross Hospital in Saitama Prefecture, guilty of murdering her colleague and friend Yoshiko Nagata, 23.

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