Bo’s Wife ‘Admits’ Heywood Killing

    In this April 12, 2011 photo, British businessman Neil Heywood poses for photos at an art gallery in Beijing. China's ruling Communist Party said Wednesday, April 18, 2012 that it is committed to probing a political scandal that includes an investigation into the suspected murder of Heywood. (AP Photo/China.org.cn)  CHINA OUT

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    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.

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