Gu Kailai will likely face life in prison for her role in the death last year of Neil Haywood. Gu Kailai admitted to poisoning the British businessman.
One day after Gu Kailai did not contest murder charges against her, a quartet of senior police officers are facing charges of assisting Gu to cover up the homicide.
The trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of a Communist Party elite, is the most sensational since the conviction of the Gang of Four more than 30 years ago for crimes during the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution in China.
Gu Kailai is facing murder charges in the death of British businessman Neil Haywood last year.