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The Kagoshima District Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal for a retrial filed by a woman who served a 10-year prison term for killing her brother-in-law in 1979.

The decision came after the district court in 2002 decided to reopen the case involving Ayako Haraguchi, 85, but was later overruled by the Fukuoka High Court in 2004. The high court’s decision was eventually upheld by the Supreme Court.

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