Gu Kailai murder verdict due Monday: China official
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese court will on Monday issue its verdict in the murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced former Communist party leader Bo Xilai, a local government official said on Friday.
"On Monday, the court will reconvene and announce the verdict and sentence," said Mr Zhang Mingwu, deputy director of the information office of Anhui province, where the trial was held.
Experts say a guilty verdict is in little doubt after Chinese state media reported that Gu confessed during the hearing last week to murdering a British businessman, blaming her actions on a mental breakdown.
Murder carries the death penalty in China, but experts have said Gu is likely to be spared execution and will instead serve a long prison sentence.