• Kyodo


Prosecutors demanded a life prison sentence Monday for a 24-year-old woman accused of killing her children by leaving them unattended at her apartment in Osaka in 2010.

In their closing argument at the Osaka District Court lay judge trial, the prosecutors said that because the 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son starved to death, the defendant, Sanae Shimomura, committed “unprecedentedly cruel child abuse.”

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