• Kyodo News


A lawyer representing a man serving a life sentence for the 1990 murder of a 4-year-old girl said Monday he will ask prosecutors to release him because a DNA test indicates he may not be the culprit.

A DNA sample taken from Toshikazu Sugaya, 62, did not match dried bodily fluid found on the victim’s clothing, unlike an earlier finding. The latest results could lead to a retrial of the high-profile case.

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