Masumi Hayashi, surrounded by reporters, waters her garden in Wakayama on Aug. 27, 1998, before her arrest on Oct. 4 that year on suspicion of insurance fraud and attempted murder after four people died from eating poisoned curry at a festival in the city. KYODO
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