AKITA (Kyodo) A life sentence given to a 36-year-old woman convicted of killing her daughter and a neighborhood boy in Akita Prefecture in 2006 has been finalized after she dropped her appeal to the Supreme Court, judicial officials said Tuesday.

Suzuka Hatakeyama dropped her appeal Monday, ending proceedings in the unusual case in which two children were murdered over the period of a month.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.