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A man charged with abuse that led to the 2018 death of his 5-year-old stepdaughter Yua Funato told the Tokyo District Court Friday that he started assaulting her after his efforts at disciplining her did not work.

“My disciplining was unsuccessful, and I started assaulting her as my anger grew,” Yudai Funato, 34, said during questioning by his defense counsel in the lay judge trial.

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