A Malaysian court was on Wednesday shown airport security camera footage that captured Kim Jong Nam's final moments after two women allegedly attacked him with the nerve agent VX.
The court was also shown silent clips taken at the airport two days before the murder in which Doan Thi Huong, one of the two accused, was seen "practicing" the planned attack on a random bystander.
Huong, 29, a Vietnamese national, is on trial together with Siti Aisyah, 25, from Indonesia, for the murder of Kim, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Police investigating officer Wan Azirul Nizam, the ninth witness to testify in the hearing that began on Oct. 2, produced the videos in his testimony.
Of the 24 DVDs provided to the court by the prosecution, only seven were played on a white projector screen in the court Wednesday. All contained short clips, lasting mere seconds to about three minutes, that were gleaned from the airport security cameras.
In one DVD broken into 11 short clips, Kim Jong Nam is seen entering the departure hall at level three of Kuala Lumpur International Airport's budget terminal on Feb. 13 just before 9 a.m.
He then stopped and looked up at the flight departure schedule display before proceeding to the self check-in kiosk. While standing there, Huong came from behind and placed her hands over his face before turning and leaving in a hurry.
While Aisyah could not be seen in the video at the moment of the "attack" on Kim, Azirul pointed her out subsequently walking in the opposite direction from Huong.
The last clip was from a security camera at an emergency lift lobby only accessible by staff of the airport clinic, according to Azirul. It showed Kim Jong Nam lying on a stretcher, unconscious and with an oxygen pump attached to his face as paramedics waited for the lift to open.
According to the postmortem report, Kim died on arrival at Putrajaya Hospital at 11 a.m. on Feb. 13. The cause of death was listed as VX nerve agent poisoning.
A government chemist has already testified that VX and its related products were also found on the two women's clothing and nail clippings.
Other clips showed Huong buying a taxi ticket before the incident and after the incident. In addition, she was seen walking in a hurry with both hands raised at waist level, and at one point, stretched away from her body after the "attack" until she entered a toilet at level two near the airport clinic where Kim sought treatment.
She was later seen coming out of the toilet with her hands down and walking briskly towards the taxi stand.
"From her movement and facial expression after the attack, she was in a hurry to leave the scene and she appeared uncomfortable," Azirul said.
Aisyah meanwhile was captured sitting in a cafe near the check-in counter with a man in a black baseball cap who passed her what Azirul said was a taxi ticket just before the encounter with Kim.
Although Azirul did not mention it in court, the man is believed to be a North Korean agent.
Aisyah and Huong have been charged with murder together with four North Koreans who are still at large. Lead prosecutor Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad in his opening statement on Oct. 2 said he would introduce evidence to show the four were involved in the planning of the murder.
After the attack, Aisyah was also seen doing a fanning motion with her outstretched hands as she stood on an escalator going down to level two, where Azirul said she went to the toilet near the airport mall.
Washing their hands immediately after the attack could have saved the two women from the effects of VX, according to the government chemist Raja Subramaniam who testified on Tuesday.
In another clip, Aisyah was captured exiting the airport building in a hurry toward the taxi stand on level one where she walked in front of Huong without looking at her and went straight into a waiting taxi.
Azirul said the videos proved that the two women were at the scene of the crime on the day Kim Jong Nam was killed.
As Aisyah was not caught on tape in close proximity to Kim like Huong, the prosecution can only link her to the attack by the VX-related substance found on her clothing and the fact she was at the airport.
Azirul will continue his testimony on Thursday. The court has also decided to visit the crime scene at the airport on Oct. 24.