HEFEI, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The intentional homicide trial of Bogu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun began Thursday in the Hefei Municipal Intermediate People's Court in Anhui Province.
Prosecutors in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, filed the charges against the two in the Hefei Intermediate People's Court on July 26.
Bogu Kailai and her son surnamed Bo had conflicts with Neil Heywood over economic interests. Worrying about Neil Heywood's threat to her son's personal security, Bogu Kailai decided to murder Heywood.
She asked Zhang Xiaojun, the other defendant and then an employee of the general office of the Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), to invite Heywood to Chongqing Municipality in southwest China and to accompany him from Beijing. Heywood stayed in Room No. 1605 of the 16th building of a vacation resort in Chongqing.
On Nov. 13, 2011, Bogu Kailai met Heywood in his hotel room for a drink. After Heywood was drunk, vomited and asked for water, she put the poison she had prepared, and which Zhang had brought along to the hotel room, into Heywood's mouth, which led to Heywood's death.