Japan Sumo Trainer Convicted In Wrestler's death

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

TOKYO (AP) - A former trainer in Japan's traditional sport of sumo has been convicted and sentenced to six years in prison following the death of a wrestler suspected of being fatally battered during his training.

The Nagoya District Court says former trainer Junichi Yamamoto,
who used to go by the name Tokitsukaze when he was a stable master, was convicted Friday on charges of assault leading to death.

Yamamoto was suspected of ordering three wrestlers in the name
of practice to beat a young wrestler who later died allegedly of
the injuries.

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