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CONFESSION Bo’s Wife ‘Admits’ Heywood Killing China.org.cn / AP Photo

Bo’s Wife ‘Admits’ Heywood Killing

A mystery may be solved, but a scandal deepens. A Japanese newspaper reported on Friday that the wife of once-prominent Communist Party politician Bo Xilai has admitted to killing British businessman Neil Heywood. Chinese state-run media had reported that Gu Kailai was a prime suspect in Heywood’s killing. The Japanese report alleges that Gu committed the murder that left 41-year-old Heywood dead in his Chongqing hotel room—a death that authorities first chalked up to “excessive alcohol consumption.”The Japanese paper reports that Gu gave intimate details of how Mr. Heywood died, saying she killed him because she felt “driven into a corner” by an investigation of her finances.

June 22, 2012 9:57 AM