` Japan’s Longest-Serving ` Death Row ‘ Inmate is Freed by ` Japanese Court ‘ having found Investigators had likely Fabricated Evidence ‘

#AceWorldNews – JAPAN – March 27 – The world’s longest-serving death row inmate was freed Thursday by a Japanese court, AP reported.

The Shizuoka District Court found investigators had likely fabricated evidence in the murder case that put the former pro boxer behind bars for nearly half a century.

The court suspended the death sentence and ordered a retrial for 78-year-old Iwao Hakamada, who had been convicted in the 1966 murder of a family and was sentenced to death in 1968.

More than 45 of his 48 years in prison have been on death row.

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