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Princess Diana ‘Unlawfully Killed’

A British jury has ruled that Princess Diana was “unlawfully killed” in 1997.

The verdict doesn’t equate to murder. The jury determined that Diana and her companion, Dodi Al Fayed, were killed due to the “gross negligence” of driver Henri Paul (who had been drinking) and of the paparazzi who were chasing Diana’s car at speeds over 60 MPH.

The verdict ended a six-month government inquest that sought to settle, one and for all, the details surrounding Diana’s shocking death in 1997.

The BBC has a rundown of what was reconfirmed at the trial: The driver was drunk, Diana wasn’t pregnant, a white Fiat was involved in the crash, and Diana and Fayed were “supremely unlucky” in the way their car struck the sharp corner of a pillar head-on.

The Daily Telegraph reports on the trial’s no-nonsense coroner, Lord Justice Scott Baker.

And The Guardian has full coverage of the inquest and the verdict.

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