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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2007 file photo, former Chongqing Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai, right, accompanied by his wife Gu Kailai, attends a funeral for his father in Beijing. Chinese prosecutors were charging Gu and a family aide with the murder of a British businessman, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Thursday, July 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News/China Foto Press) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE, NO SALES

Confession in China's murder scandal

Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted Communist Party Politburo member Bo Xilai,

confessed to murdering British businessman Neil Heywood

on Aug. 9 and blamed a mental breakdown for the events that

brought her to trial and toppled her once-powerful politician husband, Bo Xilai.