UTSUNOMIYA, Tochigi Pref. (Kyodo) A 56-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for murdering a Japanese man in the Philippines five years ago in a failed attempt to obtain insurance money.

The Utsunomiya District Court found Osami Nakajima guilty of homicide and attempted fraud for killing her acquaintance, Keiichi Wada, 40, on June 1, 2001, and attempting to swindle an insurance firm out of 350 million yen in insurance money taken out on him.

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