Women on trial visit airport where Kim Jong Nam was attacked

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Women on trial visit airport where Kim Jong Nam was attacked
Women on trial visit airport where Kim Jong Nam was attacked

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – The two women accused of killing the North Korean leader’s half brother are touring at the Malaysian airport as participants in the murder trial visit the scene of the attack.

The entourage also at the Kuala Lumpur airport Tuesday includes the prosecutors, defense lawyers and the judge hearing the murder trial. Visits to crime scenes are common in Malaysian trials and are meant to give participants a better perspective of events as they unfolded.

High Court Judge Azmi Ariffin visited the check-in kiosk in the budget terminal where the two women alleged smeared VX nerve agent onto Kim Jong Nam’s face on Feb. 13.

Security footage shown previously during the trial showed the women, Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong, rushing to restrooms afterward to wash their hands.

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This story has been corrected to show the visit does not include a re-enactment of the attack.

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is escorted by police as she arrives for re-enactment of the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, at the KLIA2 budget terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Travelers arrive before re-enactment with suspects in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, at the KLIA2 budget terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. On Tuesday, members of the court hearing the case will go to the airport crime scene for the first time as the prosecution steps up its case against the only suspects actually facing punishment two young Southeast Asian women whose lives are on the line, but who claim they were tricked into carrying out what they thought was a harmless prank. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, right, is escorted by police as she arrives for re-enactment of the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, at the KLIA2 budget terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
Malaysia Special Forces inspect the location before re-enactment with suspects in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, at the KLIA2 budget terminal in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. On Tuesday, members of the court hearing the case will go to the airport crime scene for the first time as the prosecution steps up its case against the only suspects actually facing punishment two young Southeast Asian women whose lives are on the line, but who claim they were tricked into carrying out what they thought was a harmless prank. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
FILE – In this combination of the Oct. 2, 2017 file photos, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, right, are escorted by police as they leave their court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Almost as soon as Kim Jong Nam was killed in a crowded Kuala Lumpur airport budget terminal, the Internet broadcast the attack to millions of people around the world. Security camera footage showed Kim, who had been jumped by two mysterious women, Aisyah and Huong, gesturing for help, his face covered with an obscure but exceedingly potent poison. By the time he got to a hospital, he was dead. The young women who face the death penalty if convicted are Aisyah, who is Indonesian, and Huong, who is Vietnamese. (AP Photos/Daniel Chan, File)
FILE – This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan. Eight months after the audacious assassination of Kim Jong Nam, a Malaysian court is trying to unweave a complicated web of deception, political intrigue and cold-blooded brutality – a scheme allegedly cooked up by a network of North Koreans who have never, and almost certainly never will, set foot in the courthouse. (AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
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