• Kyodo


DNA analysis of a blood-stained shirt believed to have been worn by the killer of a family of four in 1966 has not found any genetic material from the man convicted of the crime, his lawyers said Monday.

The blood on the shirt was believed to have come from Iwao Hakamada, 76, after he allegedly sustained injuries to his right shoulder at the time of the crime.

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