SAITAMA (Kyodo) The second trial under the lay judge system kicked off Monday in the Saitama District Court with the defendant pleading guilty to attempted murder.

Shigeyuki Miyake, 35, a demolition worker, is accused of trying to kill a 35-year-old unemployed male acquaintance in Sayama, Saitama Prefecture, with a kitchen knife.

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