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A district court denied a retrial Wednesday for a 95-year-old woman who served 10 years in prison for the 1979 murder of her brother-in-law in Kagoshima Prefecture.

It was the fourth attempt by Ayako Haraguchi to clear her name, with presiding Judge Masato Nakata saying that the new evidence presented by the defense was "not clear" enough to acquit her.

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