Divisions Seen in Heywood’s Family as Bo Trial Nears, WSJ Says

He Zhengsheng, a Chinese lawyer who says he represents the family of Neil Heywood, the British businessman who was murdered, disputed a recent appeal for compensation by Heywood’s mother, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an interview and a posting on Sina Weibo. *An unidentified person close to the Heywood family confirmed the statement from Heywood’s mother Ann, which was issued to the WSJ earlier this month, and said the lawyer represented only Heywood’s widow, and not his mother and sister: report *NOTE: Bo Xilai, charged with bribery as well as abuse of power in the death of Heywood, will face trial Aug. 22, the Xinhua News Agency said Aug. 18.

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