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The accused earlier told judges she was ready to be hanged.
"Even if I were executed tomorrow, I would die smiling," Kakehi told judges.
Kakehi became notorious after using the poison cyanide to dispatch a number of elderly men she was involved with, drawing comparisons with the spider that kills its mate after copulation.
Prosecutors said she killed the men after they made her the beneficiary of life assurance policies that ran into millions of dollars.
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But her lawyers reportedly plan to appeal to a higher court, suggesting the high-profile trial could yet drag on.
TOKYO - A Japanese court Tuesday sentenced to death a one-time millionairess dubbed the "Black Widow", who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance.