One Woman Held In Kim Jong-Nam’s Death Says She Thought It Was A Prank

The investigation into the death of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has taken an odd turn.

Kim Jong-nam mysteriously collapsed at a Malaysian airport Feb. 13. He was rushed to the hospital but pronounced dead on arrival.

In the days since his death, Malaysian police arrested three people on suspicion they were involved with his murder. And one of them claims she thought it was all part of a TV prank.

According to police, Siti Aisyah said she was paid to prank men by asking them to close their eyes and spray water in their faces. Authorities said the prank occurred a few times but that when Kim was targeted, the sprayer had dangerous materials inside.

It’s unclear how the dangerous materials got into the sprayer.

It’s also unclear what charges Aisyah faces. The BBC reports the North Korean government wants Kim’s body to be turned over immediately.

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