• Kyodo


The Kyoto District Court on Wednesday sentenced a 38-year-old assistant nurse to three years in prison for tearing off the big toenails of four patients at a hospital in Kyoto in August.

Akemi Sato “repeated the vicious, relentless act for the selfish purpose of relieving work stress while she was in a position of taking care of patients,” presiding Judge Akiyoshi Sasano said.

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