• Kyodo


Prosecutors sought the death sentence Thursday for one of four men accused of robbing and murdering a family of three in March 2010 at their home in Nagano and dumping their bodies.

The defendant, Kaoru Ikeda, 35, is the second of the four to be tried. The first, 40-year-old Tomohiro Matsubara, was sentenced to death in March at the Nagano District Court and his case is currently under appeal before the Tokyo High Court.

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