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Slain businessman Neil Heywood's family seeks damages in China murder case
Slain businessman Neil Heywood's family seeks damages in China murder case

BEIJING -- The survivors of a British businessman poisoned to death in the most sensational murder case in China in years have been trying to collect more than $1.6 million in civil damages, according to lawyers familiar with his case. Neil Heywood, 41, left behind a wife, two young children, a hefty mortgage and a meager bank account at the time of his death in November 2011. Gu Kailai, the wife of then-Politburo member Bo Xilai, pleaded guilty last year to poisoning him at a hotel in Chongqing, where her husband was Communist Party secretary. Bo and his wife, both scions of prominent Chinese political families, are alleged to control a fortune acquired by parlaying their connections...

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