Wife of Chinese Politician Bo Xilai Charged with Murdering British Businessman

Gu Kailai is pictured on the left, and with her husband, Bo Xilai, on the right.

News outlets are reporting that Gu Kailai, wife of popular and ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, has been charged with murder in the death of British businessman, Neil Heywood. Chinese officials argue that Gu and a family aide, Zhang Xiaojun, poisoned Heywood; the murder was allegedly prompted by “economic interests” disputed between Gu and Heywood.

It remains unclear (at least in my mind) whether these charges are authentic, or politically motivated. Or both. CNN has the full scoop.