• Kyodo


Lawyers for a 31-year-old man who was sentenced to death for murdering a woman and her baby girl in 1999 say they will ask for a retrial, possibly in the fall.

Yoshihiro Yasuda, primary lawyer for Takayuki Otsuki, whose death penalty was finalized in March, said in Tokyo Saturday the defense team will gather in August and file a appeal around October. Otsuki committed the murders when he was 18 years and 1 month old, becoming the youngest death penalty recipient in the nation.

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