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NAGOYA (Kyodo) The Nagoya District Court acquitted a 38-year-old man Tuesday in the kidnap-slaying of a 22-month-old boy.

Masaki Kawase stood accused of taking Sho Murase out of his father’s car in a parking lot in Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, on July 28, 2002, and hurling him from a pier into the sea, where he drowned.

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