The video and written testimony by Gu Kailai yesterday directly contradicted Mr Bo's robust defence on Thursday and appear to increase the chances of him being found guilty in China's most dramatic trial since the Gang of Four were dethroned in 1976 at the end of the Cultural Revolution. "He should know about it all," Gu said in a video recording shown in court when asked whether Mr Bo knew she and their son, Bo Guagua, had received money from plastics-to-property entrepreneur Xu Ming.
Gu is in jail for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood in November 2011, the crime which eventually led to Mr Bo's downfall.
But the former Communist Party high-flyer dismissed hers testimony as the ravings of a madwoman.
Mr Bo said: "She's insane, often tells lies. Under the circumstances of her mental illness, the investigators placed huge pressure on her to expose me.
"Her testimony as far as I am concerned, was (given) under psychological pressure, and driven by (hope of) a reduced sentence."