Bo Xilai's Wife Charged With Murdering The British Businessman

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua has reported that the wife of disgraced Chinese political leader Bo Xilai has been charged with murder in the death of a British businessman, BBC Reports. British businessman Neil Heywood was found dead in a hotel in Chongqing on November 15, 2011.

The death was originally put down to alcohol poisoning, despite friends saying the well-educated Brit didn’t drink. It was only after a shocking account of the murder from a police chief that Gu became a murder suspect and Chongquing party boss Bo was forced from office in March.

Xinhua reported that Gu and her “playboy” son had a financial conflict with Heywood, according to Bloomberg

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