Jury verdict: Diana's death unlawful

AN INQUEST into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has today returned a verdict of unlawful killing.Both her driver Henri Paul, who died in the crash, and paparazzi were blamed for the manslaughter of the princess and Dodi Fayed as the jury returned joint verdicts of unlawful killing through grossly negligent driving - or gross negligence manslaughter following the crash more than ten years ago.

AN INQUEST into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, has today returned a verdict of unlawful killing.

Both her driver Henri Paul, who died in the crash, and paparazzi were blamed for the manslaughter of the princess and Dodi Fayed as the jury returned joint verdicts of unlawful killing through grossly negligent driving - or gross negligence manslaughter following the crash more than ten years ago.

The jury of six women and five men took four days to reach the majority decisions, having sat through evidence from 278 witnesses from across the world.

The princess, Mr Fayed and Mr Paul were killed when Mr Paul crashed a hired Mercedes into a pillar in the Alma underpass in Paris in the early hours of August 31 1997.


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