• Kyodo


Prosecutors have sought the death penalty for a man charged with murdering a woman in 2011 and causing his girlfriend’s death in 2009.

Keiji Hayashi, 43, is facing a lay judge trial in the Nagoya District Court over the murder of restaurant worker Madoka Morioka, 27, in Aichi Prefecture in November 2011, and causing his girlfriend, Eri Asano, 26, to kill herself in July 2009.

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