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The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by a man sentenced to death for killing four people in three cases in 2002, including a robbery-murder-arson at the home of the president of Mabuchi Motor Co.

Katsumi Morita, 61, can still file an objection over technicalities, such as an error in the wording of the court’s ruling, but the decision is expected to become final.

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