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Two women plead not guilty to killing North Korean leader's half-brother

2 October 2017

Two women from Indonesia and Vietnam accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader arrived at a Malaysian court as their trial began on Monday.  They are charged with killing Kim Jong Nam by smearing his face with VX, a chemical poison, at Kuala Lumpur's international airport on February 13.  >>> LAWYER OF VIETNAMESE SUSPECT, HISYAM TEH POH TEIK     said          "Both the girls produced in court, charges were read to them, they pleaded not guilty and wanted a trial. And this morning we also made the application through the court to ask the court to interfere with the discretion of the public prosecutor for not disclosing the names of the four others at large charged with them. The judge gave the ruling and said the charge is not ambiguous, dismissed our application." 

The prosecution also said in its opening statement that expert testimony would be presented to prove that VX was the cause of death.