Beijing, Aug.5 (ANI): Chinese analysts are claiming that authorities in Beijing have already decided the fate of the wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai, even before her trial in connection with the murder of a British businessman, has begun.
Gu Kailai, 53, wife of the formerly popular politician Bo Xilai, is accused with an aide, Zhang Xiaojun, of killing 41-year-old Neil Heywood with poison in November last year.
It is reported that they fell out over a money matter, and the former lawyer also believed the businessman, a long-time associate of the family, was a threat to her son.
The case is to be heard in a Hefei court, The Daily Mail reports.
The trial, which the Chinese Government has not commented on, is now meant to work in 'reverse', with the trial reflecting the already decided decision.
Professor Willy Lam, a China expert from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said that he believed it would be practically 'impossible' for Gu's defence team to overturn the decision.
British businessman Neil Heywood was initially thought to have died form alcohol abuse, but then officials began investigating and suspected poison could be involved
UK diplomats have been given permission to attend the trial. (ANI)