• Kyodo


The Shizuoka District Court sentenced a former construction worker to life imprisonment Thursday for burning a 19-year-old college student to death after abducting her two years ago.

Prosecutors had demanded the death penalty for Junya Hattori, 31, over the murder of Sachiko Yamane.

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