Encouraged by the recent Supreme Court acquittal over the death of his wife in 1982, Kazuyoshi Miura said Friday he will file a request with the Tokyo District Court to re-examine a separate charge of assaulting her earlier that year.

Miura, 55, a former company president, was sentenced to a six-year prison term in 1998 when the top court found him guilty of conspiring with an actress and attacking his 28-year-old wife, Kazumi, with a hammer at a Los Angeles hotel in August 1981. He was released in January 2001.

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