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Murder trial for wife of Chinese politician ends

HEFEI, China (AP) — The secretive murder trial of the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has ended after just one day. There has been no immediate word on when a verdict will be delivered.

Gu Kailai and a household aide face charges of murdering Neil Heywood, a British businessman who had close ties to the Bo family.

The trial is being held the Hefei Intermediate People’s Court in eastern China. The accused are being represented by government-appointed lawyers from Anhui province, of which Hefei is the capital.

The court’s deputy director Tang Yigan said the trial has ended but would not say when a verdict was expected.

Although two British diplomats were allowed into the court under an agreement with China because of Heywood’s nationality, international media were not allowed in.

Published Date: Thursday, August 9th, 2012 | 02:09 AM

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