Murder arrest: American teen likely to remain behind bars

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June 16, 2012 11:56:27 AM PDT
The American teenager arrested in connection with the killing of a young Irish woman in Japan will likely face a difficult court battle in a country that has a nearly 100 percent conviction rate.

Police have 20 days to decide whether to charge Hinds with murder. He's expected to remain behind bars until then, because bail is rarely granted to foreigners arrested in Japan.

Richard Hinds, 19, was arrested on suspicion of killing 21-year-old Irish exchange student Nicola Furlong in her hotel room in the Shinjuku area on May 24.

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