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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bo Xilai scandal: Gu Kailai trial for Heywood murder ends

The trial of Gu Kailai for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood has ended in the Chinese city of Hefei, after one day.

A court official told reporters Ms Gu had not contested the charge that she killed Mr Heywood by poisoning in 2011.

The date of the verdict would be announced later, the official said.

Ms Gu is the wife of former high-flying Chinese lawmaker Bo Xilai, who lost his post in the scandal surrounding Mr Heywood's death.

She is on trial along with her aide, Zhang Xiaojun.

The official, Tang Yigan said Ms Gu was "in good shape and mentally stable," throughout the trial.

"The trial committee will announce the verdict after discussion," he said. Read More