The Latest: Post-mortem found VX caused Kim Jong Nam's death

Siti Aisyah of Indonesia, center, is escorted by police as she leaves the court house in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam pleaded not guilty as their trial opened Monday in the killing of Kim, widely thought to have been orchestrated by his half brother, North Korea's third-generation leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
FILE - This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, exiled half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan. The trial of two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination. Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam are suspected of smearing Kim Jong Nam's face with the banned VX nerve agent on Feb. 13 at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur, killing him within about 20 minutes. The women say they thought they were playing a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she leave the court house in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah of Indonesia pleaded not guilty as their trial opened Monday in the killing of Kim, widely thought to have been orchestrated by his half brother, North Korea's third-generation leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
In this combination of photos, Indonesian Siti Aisyah, left, and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, right, are escorted by police as they leave their court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Aisyah and Huong, accused of fatally poisoning Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler, pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff. (AP Photos/Daniel Chan)

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia — The Latest on the trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an airport in Malaysia (all times local):

4 p.m.

A government post-mortem report submitted as evidence in the trial of two women accused of murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader shows that the VX nerve agent used to kill him was found not just on his face and eyes but also in his blood, urine and on his clothing.

Government pathologist Mohamad Shah Mahmood, who prepared the report, told the court Tuesday that "the cause of death is acute VX nerve agent poisoning" after excluding other possible diseases or injuries.

The 11-page report said an examination of Kim Jong Nam's body showed damage to his organs, including part of the brain, both lungs, his liver and spleen.

It said a chemical analysis detected VX as well as VX precursors and by-products on Kim's body and clothing and luggage.

Kim was attacked at a crowded Malaysian airport in February.

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1 p.m.

A pathologist says the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader had extremely low levels of an enzyme vital for nervous system function due to poisoning after being attacked at a Malaysian airport in February.

Chemical pathologist Nur Ashikin Othman testified Tuesday at the trial of the two women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face.

Nur Ashikin said the two suspects had normal enzyme levels in their blood tests. She said the potency of VX depends on the dosage or concentration, the type and duration of exposure and whether decontamination measures were made. The defense has asserted the two women were not exposed to VX.

Siti Aisyah of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong of Vietnam pleaded not guilty to murder as their trial opened Monday.

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