UTSUNOMIYA, Tochigi Pref. (Kyodo) Lawyers representing a man serving a life sentence for a 1990 murder that recent DNA tests indicate he may not have committed filed a complaint Monday with the Utsunomiya District Court over prosecutors’ reluctance to release him.

In the latest test results released in May, a DNA sample taken from Toshikazu Sugaya, 62, did not match dried bodily fluid found on the victim’s clothing, contradicting an earlier finding.

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