New evidence warrants prompt retrial for jailed Nepali man: lawyers
News On Japan via Kyodo -- Jul 27
A lawyer for a Nepali man serving a life sentence for the 1997 murder of a women in Tokyo called for a prompt retrial Tuesday, stressing that new evidence should prove his innocence.
Hiroshi Kamiyama, who heads the defense counsel for Govinda Prasad Mainali, 44, called for the retrial at a press conference after presenting a DNA analysis certificate and a written opinion to the Tokyo High Court.
The newly conducted DNA analysis has shown that semen found on the murdered woman, an employee of Tokyo Electric Power Co. who was 39 at the time, was not Mainali's.
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