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A 13-year prison sentence was finalized Wednesday for a man convicted of physical abuse and neglect that led to the death of his 5-year-old stepdaughter, after neither the defense nor prosecutors appealed the ruling.

The Tokyo District Court ruled on Oct. 15 that Yudai Funato, 34, had restricted his stepdaughter Yua’s food intake from around late January last year and beat her, and did not seek medical care despite her weakened state while at their home in Meguro Ward, Tokyo. The girl died on March 2 last year.

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