Monday, April 7, 2008
A jury convened to inquire into the causes for the deaths of Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed has found that they died as a result of unlawful killing through the actions of their driver, Henri Paul, and of other vehicles driven by the paparazzi which pursued their automobile on the night of their deaths. The jury rejected other options before it, including accidental death. The coroner in charge of the inquest told the jury that it could not decide that the ex-wife of the heir to the British throne died as a result of any conspiracy, for which, he said there "not a shred of evidence." Diana, Mr. al-Fayed, and Mr. Paul died August 31, 1997. Read more here from the BBC and from the Press Association.