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Bo Gu Kailai sentenced to death with reprieve for intentional homicide

(Xinhua)

15:02, August 20, 2012

中文阅读:薄谷开来、张晓军故意杀人案一审宣判

HEFEI, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese court sentenced Bo Gu Kailai to death with a two-year reprieve for intentional homicide on Monday.

She was deprived of political rights for life, said the court verdict announced by the Hefei City Intermediate People's Court in east China's Anhui Province.

Zhang Xiaojun, an accessory in the case, was sentenced to nine years in prison.

More than 100 people attended the sentencing including relatives and friends of the two defendants, diplomats from the British embassy and consulates in China, representatives from the media, deputies to China's legislature, members of China's political advisory body, as well as people from all walks of life.

Legal representatives of the family of Neil Heywood, the victim in the case, were also at present.

The proceeding started at 9 a.m. Monday. Hu Quanming, chief judge of the court, announced the verdict after confirming the identities of the defendants.

The court found that, in the latter half of 2011, Bogu Kailai and her son surnamed Bo had conflicts with Heywood over economic interests. Heywood had threatened Bo in e-mails, which made Bogu Kailai fear for her son's personal safety and decide to murder Heywood.

She asked Zhang Xiaojun, then an employee of the general office of the Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and family assistant, to invite and accompany Heywood to Chongqing Municipality in southwest China.

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Nouvelle Jordan at 2012-08-2736.248.177.*
I love the way you wrote this article. This is wonderful. I do hope you intend to write more of these types of articles. Thank you for this interesting content!Nouvelle Jordan
Xenophile at 2012-08-2086.184.163.*
Anyone who kills James Bond would get a gold metal, let alone killing top MI6 British spy inside China, the point is how to clear up the rest of the sleeper cells. And let that be a lesson for those who faver be friend with xenophile than own kinfolks.
  

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