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Public prosecutors sought a prison term of 15 years on Wednesday for a 61-year-old former truck driver over a drunken driving incident in Chiba Prefecture last year that left two elementary school students dead.

“It was extremely malicious. The judiciary needs to raise the alarm to society,” the prosecutors said during a hearing of the man’s trial at Chiba District Court. The court is slated to issue a ruling on March 25.

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