The former Communist Party leader refutes charges of bribery, corruption and livestock abandonment. He also denies links to a similarly agriculturally inept and 'quite contrary' accomplice.
The five-day trial adjourned after closing statements, with 'Little Bo' claiming his wife had murdered businessman Neil Heywood while in cahoots with a mysterious 'Miss Muffet'. In relation to any missing sheep: 'Leave them alone,' said the remorseless Bo, leading to the prosecutor saying no leniency should be shown to someone who naively thinks forsaken sheep will 'come home' of their own volition.
The police chief, Wang Lijun, had admitted seeing Mr Heywood and Bo's wife on a grassy knoll fetching 'a pail of water' and that the subsequent 'crown' breakage was not accidental. Bo was once considered a candidate for the Politburo but his reputation is in shatters after one sordid tale after another 'wagging behind him'. China's ruling elite, even with the assistance of equine and manual labour would be unable put him 'together again'.