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Chinese murder trial ends after one day

9 August 2012 Last updated at 22:55 BST

The murder trial of the wife of a prominent Chinese politician, who is accused of killing a British businessman, has ended after one day.

Gu Kailai did not contest the murder charge and a verdict will be announced at a later date.

She had been accused of poisoning her business partner Neil Heywood last November in a dispute about money.

His death triggered a political scandal, which saw Gu Kailai's husband, Bo Xilai, removed as the Communist Party chief in Chongching.

John Sudworth reports from Heifei.