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The Saga District Court sentenced a 61-year-old yakuza to 24 years in prison Tuesday for killing a man at a hospital in Saga Prefecture in November after mistakenly identifying him as a rival gangster.

According to prosecutors’ closing arguments, Fumio Imada, a yakuza affiliated with the Dojin-kai organized crime syndicate, fatally shot hospital patient Hiroshi Miyamoto, 34, at around 7:40 a.m. Nov. 8 after misidentifying him as a member of rival gang Seido-kai.

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