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The Osaka District Court on Thursday acquitted a 54-year-old man who had been sentenced to death for allegedly killing his daughter-in-law and her son and setting fire to their apartment in Osaka in 2002.

The ruling came after the Supreme Court repealed lower court verdicts against Takemitsu Mori, a prison officer now on leave, and ordered the district court in April 2010 to retry his case because of the possibility factual errors played a role in previous rulings.

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