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Malaysia to charge 2 women with murder in N. Korean's death

  • A police officer directs a man at the forensic department of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the Feb. 13, 2017, killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Unin Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)

    A police officer directs a man at the forensic department of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the Feb. 13, 2017, killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Unin Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)  (The Associated Press)

  • A motorcyclist rides past forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the Feb. 13, 2017, killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Unin Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)

    A motorcyclist rides past forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the Feb. 13, 2017, killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Unin Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Medical staff walk out from forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the Feb. 13, 2017, killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Unin Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)

    Medical staff walk out from forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the Feb. 13, 2017, killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Unin Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)  (The Associated Press)

Malaysia's attorney general says the two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader with a nerve agent in a Kuala Lumpur airport terminal will be charged with murder on Wednesday.

Mohamed Apandi Ali said Tuesday the charges against Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong would bring a mandatory death sentence if they are convicted. The attorney general confirmed the women will be charged in a text message to The Associated Press.

Two other suspects in the Feb. 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam have been arrested — a Malaysian who is out on bail and a North Korean who remains in custody.

Asked if the North Korean will be charged, Apandi said it depends on the outcome of the investigations.