A Japanese district courtroom denied a retrial Wednesday for a 95-year-old lady who served 10 years in jail for the 1979 homicide of her brother-in-law in Kagoshima Prefecture.
It was the fourth try by Ayako Haraguchi to clear her title, with the protection presenting new proof in a bid to show her innocence. Two earlier claims for a retrial had been permitted by a decrease courtroom however later rejected by an higher courtroom.
The most recent determination by the Kagoshima District Court docket was made after analyzing whether or not Kunio Nakamura, 42, died by chance and never by strangulation as acknowledged by a 1980 district courtroom ruling, in addition to the credibility of her family’ confessions.
Haraguchi was arrested in October 1979, together with three different relations together with her husband on the time, on suspicion of strangling Nakamura with a towel and abandoning his physique in a cattle barn beside his residence within the city of Osaki earlier that month.