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Bogu Kailai goes on trial today

2012-08-09 06:15:52 GMT2012-08-09 14:15:52(Beijing Time)

The intentional homicide trial of Bogu Kailai and Zhang Xiaojun began Thursday in the Hefei Municipal Intermediate People's Court in Anhui Province. (Photo/Sina)

Bogu Kailai goes on trial (Video)

According to Xinhua News Agency, Bogu Kailai, wife of former Party leader of Chongqing Municipality Bo Xilai, appears in court today charged with murder. She was earlier prosecuted for poisoning the British businessman Neil Heywood.

Hefei intermediate people's court would hear the case. Xinhua said the trial is expected to last for two days on end.

Bogu Kailai does not contest murder charge

Bogu Kailai, as reported by Xinhua, did not raise objections in court on Thursday to charges against her of murdering a British businessman.

"The trial finished this afternoon and the court adjourned," official Tang Yigan told Xinhua in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei, Anhui Province.

"During the trial she was in good shape and mentally stable," he added.

"The court will, during the adjournment, seriously and thoroughly consider the evidence, take into consideration the arguments of both sides, and according to facts and the law ... the trial committee will announce the verdict after discussion. The date of the verdict will be announced."

Bogu Kailai and her co-accused, family aide Zhang Xiaojun, are charged with poisoning Briton Neil Heywood last November.

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