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Japan hangs 2 inmates, including one seeking retrial
By japantoday.com
Published: 07/13/2017

Japan hanged two death-row inmates Thursday morning, the Justice Ministry said, including a multiple murderer who had reportedly been seeking a retrial.

According to sources close to the matter, Masakatsu Nishikawa, one of the two inmates executed, had filed his plea for a retrial over the murders of four women in the 1990s.

Nishikawa, 61, was convicted of murdering four bar managers in western Japan in 1991. The other inmate executed was Koichi Sumida, 34, who was found guilty for killing a female colleague in 2011 in Okayama Prefecture.

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