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The second son of alleged criminal matriarch Miyoko Sumida was sentenced to 17 years in jail on Wednesday for his part in a spate of bizarre deaths linked to the family.

The Kobe District Court found Yutaro Sumida, 28, caused the death of Mariko Nakajima, 26, by violence and abuse after detaining her in a shed on the balcony of an apartment in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, between 2005 and 2011.

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