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The defense team for a 22-year-old former Nagoya University student launched an appeal on Thursday against a high court ruling upholding a life sentence for the 2014 murder of an elderly woman and other attempted murders while the student was attending high school, officials at the high court said.

The appeal was filed with the Supreme Court after Nagoya High Court last month sentenced the former student to life in prison, saying she can be held liable for the crimes.

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