• Kyodo


The Chiba District Court said Monday the lay judge trial for the man charged with the murder of a 9-year-old Vietnamese girl last year will start on June 4.

Yasumasa Shibuya, 46, was also indicted on other charges, including abandonment of the body of Le Thi Nhat Linh, a case that shocked the city of Matsudo. Shibuya was head of the local parents’ association at the time she disappeared.

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