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The Nagoya High Court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced a 22-year-old former Nagoya University student to life in prison for the 2014 murder of an elderly woman and attempts two years earlier to kill two of her classmates.

The court said the former student can be held liable for the crimes, dismissing her defense counsel’s view that she was not mentally competent to assume criminal responsibility.

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