Inquest: Driver, Paparazzi at Fault in Diana ‘Manslaughter’
Posted on Apr 7, 2008
An inquest jury in Britain has officially concluded that Princess Diana and her companion, Dodi Al Fayed, were killed in a 1997 car crash in Paris as a result of “gross negligence manslaughter” by their chauffeur, Henri Paul, and the paparazzi.
The jury, after a six-month inquest costing about $20 million, concluded that Paul, who also was killed, was driving while drunk.
Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the “gross negligence” of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi, an inquest has found.
The inquest jury also specified that Mr Paul’s drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their deaths.
Princes William and Harry said they “agreed” with the verdicts and thanked the jury for the “thorough way” in which they considered the evidence.