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A 36-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to life imprisonment for murdering a 53-year-old woman and fatally injuring a 21-year-old student in 2002.

Seikaku Uehara had been drifting around the country with Emi Takanezawa, 28. He killed Takanezawa’s mother, Eiko, in Nagano Prefecture in October 2002 and beat the student to death the following month in the prefecture. The student was not identified.

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