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China’s Trial of Police Charged With Coverup Ends

By JEREMY PAGE, HEFEI, China (WSJ): The trial of four police officials charged with helping the wife of former Communist Party politician Bo Xilai in the murder of a British national ended on Friday after the four didn’t contest the charges, a court here said on Friday.

The court said prosecutors accused the four of hiding evidence, fabricating evidence and using other methods to aid Gu Kailai, who on Thursday was tried for the murder of Briton Neil Heywood. The court hasn’t yet delivered a verdict in that trial.

On Thursday Ms. Gu didn’t contest charges that she murdered Mr. Heywood, according to a statement from the court. The court has said a verdict in Ms. Gu’s case will be announced at a later time.

The accused police officials include Guo Weiguo, the former deputy chief of the Chongqing police.

Published Date: Friday, August 10th, 2012 | 06:14 AM

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