After being sentenced to death, Gu Kailai, wife of former Chinese Politburo member Bo Xilai, had her sentence suspended by the court. She will most likely now face life in prison for last year’s murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.
The murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted political leader, Bo Xilai, began in Hefei, China Thursday morning and ended around 7 hours later. Ms. Gu is accused of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood in November 2011.
A self-professed psycho has been convicted at Manchester Crown Court of murdering an Indian student in Salford, while in China, the wife of a former politician has been charged with the murder of a British businessman.
Neil Heywood was a U.K. businessman who was originally reported to have died in China from over-consumption of alcohol. That finding is now questioned. Xilai was considered a contender for leadership.