Murder trial of Chinese American real estate scion to begin

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a Chinese real estate heiress who posted $35 million bail after being charged with the 2016 killing of her children’s father.

Prosecutors say Tiffany Li orchestrated the killing of 27-year-old Keith Green over fears she would lose custody over her children. Li’s boyfriend Kaveh Bayat also is charged with murder.

Li’s family made a fortune in real estate construction in China and she posted an astonishing $35 million bail that has allowed her to stay in her San Francisco Bay Area mansion pending trial.

Opening statements in the trial have twice been delayed. Prosecutors last week revoked a man accused of dumping Green’s body after revelations that he contacted a defense witness.

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