By Eric Baculinao and Alexander Smith, NBC News Rodong Sinmun / Yonhap via Reuters, file
Kim Jone Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek is dragged into court by uniformed personnel prior to last month's execution.
The man who was believed to be in charge of training his young nephew to take over was executed as a traitor, indicating a shake-up in Kim Jong Un's regime. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.Jang Song Thaek, who had been considered Kim's second-in-command, was executed last month after being found guilty of "attempting to overthrow the state," North Korea’s state-run news agency reported.
"Despicable human scum...worse than a dog" is how North Korean state media described the once-powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un. Jang Song Thaek was executed after admitting trying to "overthrow the state".