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KYOTO (Kyodo) A man who taught part time at a cram school pleaded guilty Monday to fatally stabbing a 12-year-old girl at the school in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, in December, and his counsel is seeking a psychiatric exam for their “delusional” client.

“I committed an irreparable mistake, and I would not have done this if I had committed suicide (first),” Yu Hagino, 23, told the Kyoto District Court. “I am sorry that I claimed a precious life.”

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