Bo Xilai with his wife Gu Kailai in happier times.
By Bridget O’Donnell
Gu Kailai, wife of fallen politician Bo Xilai, has officially been charged with murder. Xinhua reported today that both Gu and Zhang Xiaojun were “recently” prosecuted by the Hefei Municipal Procuratorate in Anhui province on charges of intentional homicide. No further details were given, but Reuters is reporting that the two are accused of poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood.
According to a lawyer, Gu is likely to stand trial on August 7 and 8.