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Prosecutors on Monday appealed a ruling that sentenced a former nurse to life in prison for killing three patients by putting a disinfectant into their IV drips at a hospital in Yokohama near Tokyo in 2016.

Yokohama District Court ruled on Nov. 9 that Ayumi Kuboki, 34, could be held responsible for the crimes but did not give her the death penalty, as sought by prosecutors, saying it is possible for her to reform.

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