Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bulletin: Govinda Mainali: Prosecutors rebuffed. Appeal Court upholds order to suspend life sentence and grant new trial. The Mainichi.

STORY: "Order for retrial of Nepalese man upheld," published by Mainichi on July 31, 2012.

GIST: "At the July 31 hearing, prosecutors asserted that "the only thing that can be gleaned from the new DNA evidence is that a third party had sex with the victim on the night she died," and furthermore that DNA in a substance on the victim's hand "suggests (Mainali) could be the murderer. Presiding Judge Shoichi Yagi, however, rejected both positions."

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