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Thailand jails fugitive for Japan murder

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The Criminal Court on Monday sentenced a former host bar worker to nine years in prison for the murder of a Japanese woman more than 19 years ago. 

Veerasak Iempongsa, 40, from Trang, was apprehended in Nakhon Si Thammarat in October 2012, just five months before the statute of limitations on the charges against him would have expired in March this year.

He was wanted by Japanese authorities for the murder of Awaji Megumi, 33, at her home in Youkawa Building in Tokyo's Toshima ward on March 14, 1993, when Mr Veerasak, then 19-years-old, worked as a bar host in Shinjuku.

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