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  8/9/2012, Av 21, 5772

First Day of Gu Kailai Murder Trial

The first day of the murder trial of Gu Kailai, wife of Chinese Communist party star Bo Xilai, who is accused of murdering Neal Heywood, a British citizen she had a business argument with, has started in the Peoples Court in Hefei, Eastern China.

International media were not allowed into the courtroom and no details on the expected length of the trial were given. Gu Kailai confessed to the charges. A Court official said the trial committee would announce the verdict after discussion. (BBC, Maariv)