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Gu 'believed Heywood planned to kidnap and murder son'

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The wife of fallen politician Bo Xilai murdered a British businessman because she believed he was planning to kidnap and murder her son in a row over a luxury French villa, a court heard Friday. 

Journalists look at a broadcast of Gu Kailai (C), who is the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, as she gives recorded testimony during his trial at the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, Shandong Province on August 23, 2013. Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai described his wife as "insane" Friday after his corruption trial heard video testimony from her implicating him in bribery.

Gu Kailai said she became worried after her son Bo Guagua, who was studying in the United States, told her Neil Heywood had threatened him after arrangements involving the property in Cannes went sour.

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