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A 48-year-old man was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing 16 people by torching a video parlor in Osaka in October last year.

The Osaka District Court ruled that Kazuhiro Ogawa, despite his denial of arson and murder charges, deliberately started the fire at the parlor in Naniwa Ward in the early hours of Oct. 1, 2008, in a failed suicide attempt, killing the 16 and injuring four others.

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