The U.S. military appears unlikely to compensate the family of a Japanese woman slain in Okinawa Prefecture in 2016 by a civilian U.S. base worker, it has been learned.

In December, Kenneth Shinzato, 34, was sentenced to life in prison by the Naha District Court for murdering the woman, then 20, in Uruma. He has appealed.

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