The wife of Chinese politician Bo Xilai, whose downfall rocked the ruling elite, has admitted murdering a British businessman and blamed her actions on a mental breakdown, state media said.
Policemen stand guard outside the Intermediate People's Court in Hefei, Anhui province where four Chinese police officers are on trial in the Gu Kailai case. The wife of a former Chinese top politician at the heart of a scandal that has rocked the ruling Communist Party, has admitted murdering a British businessman and blamed her actions on a "mental breakdown," according to state media.
Gu Kailai told her trial that she poisoned Neil Heywood after being pushed over the edge by fears that her son was in danger, Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday, more than a day after the trial wrapped up.
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