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The Supreme Court has ordered two defense lawyers to attend an April 18 session on an appeal by prosecutors seeking the death penalty for a man sentenced a man to life for killing a woman and her 11-month-old daughter in 1999, court sources said Friday.

The four-judge No. 3 Petty Bench of the top court issued the order Wednesday, one day after defense attorneys Yoshihiro Yasuda and Shuichi Adachi angered relatives of the victims by skipping a session.

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