• Kyodo


The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a 29-year-old man to 26 years in prison for killing a 2-year-old boy he baby-sat in 2014.

The high court dismissed an appeal by Yuji Motte, who argued that the boy’s death was accidental and sought a seven-year prison term. It also rejected an appeal from prosecutors who demanded a life sentence.

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