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The “black widow” is sentenced to death in Japan

Ⓒ JIJI PRESS/AFP – JIJI PRESS – | Chisako Kakehi, known as the “black widow”, on March 12, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan

The Japanese septuagenarian accused of murdering lovers and husbands known as the “black widow” was sentenced to death Tuesday by a court in Kyoto, a case that shocked the country.

The district court in Kyoto sentenced Chisako Kakehi, 70, to hanging for the murder of three men, including one of his husbands, and for the attempted murder of another, said a judicial official.

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