Kuala Lumpur: A Vietnamese woman who is the second accused of using a deadly nerve agent to assassinate Kim Jong-
Malaysian prosecutors offered to reduce the murder charge against Doan Thi Huong, who is the only suspect still behind bars, following the release of her co-accused, Indonesian national Siti Aisyah, last month, CNN reported.
Huong smiled in court after hearing that prosecutors would offer to drop the murder charge and replace it with the lesser charge.
The judge sentenced Huong to three years and four months to be served
Huong was one of two women charged over the February 2017 murder of Kim Jong-
Last month, Malaysian prosecutors rejected an appeal to drop the charge against
Huong, Aisyah and the four North Koreans were accused of exposing Kim Jong-
Lawyers for the two women argued they were duped by the North Korean agents, who tricked them into thinking they were taking part in a reality TV show.
On Monday, Huong’s lawyer Hisyam Teh Poh Teik said his team had made a filing asking the attorney general to reconsider the charge against Huong, CNN reported.
“This was accepted by the attorney general and this is what we see happening this morning,”
The four North Korean accused are still at large. Pyongyang has denied involvement in the case.
(With inputs from IANS)