Kim Jong-nam had 12 doses of atropine in his carry-on luggage when he was approached by two women who smeared the nerve agent onto his face in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to a Malaysian government toxicologist who testified before a high court earlier this week.
The two women, Doan Thi Huong, a 29-year-old Vietnamese national, and Siti Aisyah, 25, have pleaded not guilty of the murder of Kim, who was returning to his home in Macau and travelling on a passport in the name of Kim Chol on February 13.
Huong and Aisyah say they were told by a group of men that they were taking part in a prank for television programme.
They were allegedly paid to approach Kim in the airport’s departure area and wipe his face, but both women claim they were not aware they were applying a lethal nerve agent.
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If found guilty, the two women face death by hanging.
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