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Court to set date for resuming trial in Kim Jong Nam’s death

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By the Associated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court is scheduled to set a new date for starting the defense phase of the trial for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader’s half brother.

Indonesian Siti Aisyah is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The two woman arrived at court for case management after Malaysian court has ordered them to enter their defense over the murder of north Korean leader's half brother in an assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Indonesian Siti Aisyah is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The two woman arrived at court for case management after Malaysian court has ordered them to enter their defense over the murder of north Korean leader’s half brother in an assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun/ MANILA BULLETIN)

A High Court judge in August found there was enough evidence to infer that Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, along with four missing North Korean suspects, had engaged in a “well-planned conspiracy” to kill Kim Jong Nam.

Police escorted the women into the courthouse on Wednesday.

They are accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim’s face in an airport last year and have said they thought they were playing a harmless prank. Their lawyers have told the judge both women would testify under oath in their defense.

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