China recommends life term for wife of disgraced official Bo Xilai

December 14, 2015 7:59 AM

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China recommends life term for wife of disgraced official Bo Xilai

BEIJING A Beijing court has recommended a suspended death sentence for the wife of disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai be commuted to life in prison, after she showed repentance and committed no further crime, Chinese media said on Monday.

Gu Kailai was sentenced in 2012 for murdering British businessman Neil Heywood the previous year, kicking off China's most sensational political scandal in years.

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