Man who slashed AKB48 members gets 6-year sentence in Japan

February 10, 2015 9:01 AM

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A man who slashed two teenage singers in the popular Japanese female pop group AKB48 last year was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison, a news report said.

Satoru Umeta pleaded guilty to attacking the 18- and 19-year-old women with a saw at a fan event in May in northeast Japan. A male staffer who tried to protect them was also injured.

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