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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan, on May 4, 2001, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Kim Jong Nam, 46, was targeted Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in a shopping concourse at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, and died on the way to the hospital, according to a Malaysian government official. (AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E, File)

Two women were charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam and could face the death penalty


Two women who were caught on camera spraying what turned out to be the nerve agent VX on Kim Jong Nam were charged with murder and could face the death penalty. 

The half-brother of North Korean dictator was killed in what South Korea and the U.S. has described as an assassination. But North Korea officially denies that Kim Jong Nam was murdered. 

North Korea sent a delegation to Malaysia to retrieve Kim's body. Its ambassador to Malaysia, Kang Chol, has demanded no autopsy take place.

Doan Thi Huong (left) and Siti Aisyah (right) face charges.

Kim's death on Feb. 13 has spawned an elaborate murder case with multiple nations accusing others of staging cover-ups. North Korea has accused Malaysia of deception and breaking international laws by conducting an autopsy on a diplomatic passport holder

 Malaysia's foreign minister responded by threatening to throw Kang out of the country if he continued to "spew lies," The Guardian reported

Meanwhile, South Korea said Monday that the death was an assassination ordered by Kim Jong-Un

South Korea's spy agency claims Kim Jong-Un ordered the death of his half-brother

WATCH | While the women involved said they thought they were involved in a prank, Malaysian officials said there are signs the two were trained, practiced killers. 

Malaysian police are looking for seven North Koreans believed to be tied to Kim's death. One suspect, Ri Jong Chol, is still in custody but is not expected to be charged. Four North Korean suspects left Malaysia on the day of Nam's death.

Police say the woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother was tricked

WATCH | Here's more on Kim Jong Nam, once the heir apparent to Kim Jong-Il. 

Kim Jong-Un reportedly executed five officials with anti-aircraft guns Tuesday morning, CNN reports. They were reportedly found guilty of giving the dictator false reports. The leader of the State Security Ministry, which runs North Korea's prison camps and intelligence service, was put on house arrests.

It is not clear if the executions were related to the death of Kim Jong Nam. Kim Jong-Un had reportedly executed at least 340 people between coming to power in 2011 and the end of 2016.

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