Malaysian investigators have now confirmed that VX was the murder weapon in last week's killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother. It's a highly lethal and banned nerve agent.
The women broke down as they toured the Kuala Lumpur airport as part of their murder trial. Both maintain that they were tricked into smearing the deadly chemical agent, after being told it was a harmless prank.
Two women pleaded not guilty to murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as their trial got underway in Malaysia. They deny having knowingly rubbed the toxic VX nerve agent in Kim Jong Nam's face.
Despite the fact that other suspects were not questioned, two women are the only people being tried for the murder of N. Korean exile Kim Jong Nam. Claiming they were tricked, both face the death penalty if convicted.
Jong-Nam, the half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, was killed last week in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur airport. An autopsy found the VX nerve agent from swabs of his face and eyes.
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