The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence handed to a 62-year-old man convicted of two robbery-murders in the 1990s.

The top court’s No. 1 Petty Bench rejected an appeal by Masami Toyoda from Shizuoka Prefecture against his sentence for murdering and robbing Kazuko Nakano, 44, in Shizuoka Prefecture in August 1996 and Hide Shinoda, 62, in Aichi Prefecture in September 1997.

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