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The Nagoya High Court on Friday rejected a retrial bid by an 88-year-old man on death row for the 1961 poisoning murders of five women.

The three-judge panel led by Nobuyuki Kiguchi turned down the eighth petition for a retrial by Masaru Okunishi, who was sentenced to death in 1972. The judges said the evidence presented by Okunishi’s lawyers was not new or sufficient to justify a retrial.

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