Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence for murder

by Blogburger on August 20, 2012

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file video image taken from CCTV, Gu Kailai, center, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in Hefei in eastern China's Anhui province. The fallen Chinese politician’s wife who confessed to killing a British businessman is due to hear the verdict Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in her murder trial and Communist Party leaders might have decided against a death penalty for fear it could incite public sympathy for her. (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN, File) CHINA OUT, TV OUTThe wife of a disgraced Chinese politician was given a suspended death sentence Monday after confessing to killing a British businessman by poisoning him with cyanide in a case that rocked the country's top political leadership.



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