Chinese state news agency Xinhua.net has quoted Gu Kailai as saying in her final statement:
This case has been like a huge stone weighing on me for more than half a year. What a nightmare.
During those days last November, I suffered a mental breakdown after learning that my son was in jeopardy. The tragedy which was created by me was not only extended to Neil, but also to several families.
– Gu Kailai
The case has produced great losses to the Party and the country, for which I ought to shoulder the responsibility, and I will never feel at ease. I am grateful to the humanitarian care shown to me by those who handled the case.
I solemnly tell the court that in order to maintain the dignity of the law, I will accept and calmly face any sentence and I also expect a fair and just court decision.