Bo Xilai suspected elder son plotting to kill wife Gu
BEIJING (AFP) - Months before his fall from power, Chinese politician Bo Xilai suspected a plot to poison his second wife and questioned whether his son by his first marriage was involved, a report said on Sunday.
The second wife Gu Kailai was herself convicted in August of fatally poisoning a British businessman.
The latest revelation in the murder and corruption scandal, which brought Bo down and exposed deep divisions in China's ruling Communist Party ahead of a once-in-a-decade leadership change, came from Bo's ex-wife Li Danyu.
Ms Li told the New York Times - which described the saga as "Shakespearean" - that months before Bo fell, he told her brother he had forensic evidence of a plot to kill Gu, his current wife.