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A man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for a stabbing spree last year that left one woman dead and another seriously wounded in the Keio Line’s Hachioji Station in western Tokyo.

Presiding Judge Kazunobu Yamazaki of the Tokyo District Court’s Tachikawa branch said Shoichi Kanno, 34, intended to mimic a widely publicized rampage through the Akihabara electronics district the previous month with the intention of upsetting his parents and letting them know about trouble he was having at work.

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