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Princess Diana unlawfully killed
BBC News ^ | April 7, 2008

Posted on 04/07/2008 8:46:47 AM PDT by Aristotelian

Princess Diana was unlawfully killed due to the actions of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi, an inquest jury has found.

The jury reached the same verdict for her companion Dodi Al Fayed.

The inquest investigating the 1997 Paris crash that killed her and Dodi lasted six months.

The jury had to decide if the deaths had been an accident, unlawful killing by negligence, or unexplained. They could not find they had been murdered.

Coroner Lord Justice Scott told the jurors they could not find the crash was an "unlawful killing by the Duke of Edinburgh or anyone else in a staged accident".

Lord Justice Scott Baker had given the jury five verdict options, which included unlawful killing by grossly negligent driving of the paparazzi in pursuing vehicles - a level of negligence he said would amount to manslaughter.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: britishroyalty; diana; princessdiana; uk

1 posted on 04/07/2008 8:46:47 AM PDT by Aristotelian
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To: Aristotelian

Gee, so you put a drunk driver behind the wheel and mix in crazy papparazi’s and you have to take six months to come to this conclusion?


2 posted on 04/07/2008 9:00:31 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Aristotelian

In other news, Elvis is dead.


3 posted on 04/07/2008 9:02:15 AM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: Aristotelian

Moral of the story, you hire a chauffeur named Toonces you’re just asking for trouble.


4 posted on 04/07/2008 9:03:04 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Aristotelian

Wow it only took them 10 years to figure that out?


5 posted on 04/07/2008 9:04:13 AM PDT by hoosierboy (I am not a gun nut, I am a firearm enthusiast!!!)
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To: Aristotelian

I would have voted for suicide if that were a choice. A person who gets in a car with a drunk driver and doesn’t wear a seat belt has a death wish, imo.


6 posted on 04/07/2008 9:06:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Everything is either willed or permitted by God, and nothing can hurt me." Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
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To: Aristotelian

I’m still waiting for the report to come out that proves Tupac got murdered.


7 posted on 04/07/2008 9:19:34 AM PDT by nhoward14
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To: hoosierboy
Wow it only took them 10 years to figure that out?

I think this is the fourth official investigation that came to exactly the same conclusion as all the previous ones did.

8 posted on 04/07/2008 9:22:48 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Aristotelian

Can we all let this go? This woman is dead. It is a tragedy, no doubt. I wasn’t interested in the comings and goings of this woman when she was alive. I am certainly not interested in rehashing her death ad nauseum.


9 posted on 04/07/2008 9:26:09 AM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: Aristotelian

The neglegance in the case was and is the failure of the French government to put guard rails in the tunnel to keep vehicles from hitting the posts.

Every interstate road here has guard rails to steer a car away from the pillars holding up the overpasses.

The underpass in France still does not have guard rails.


10 posted on 04/07/2008 9:27:21 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Aristotelian

I got in big trouble the day after this accident happened, when at a family gathering I said,....”The paparazzi are only going to pusue you at the same speed your driving away”

From there . . . it got ugly!


11 posted on 04/07/2008 9:35:21 AM PDT by Jeffrey_D. (Some people are alive simply because it's illegal to shoot them !!!!)
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To: Aristotelian

Unlawfully killed? They actually came up with this after all this time? I think what killed the Princess and her friend was a terrible automobile crash. Let this woman go and let her rest in peace. For God’s sakes...there seems to be no end.


12 posted on 04/07/2008 9:49:10 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Jeffrey_D.

I totally agree. The paparazzi can only “chase” you at the speed of “YOUR CHOOSING”. If Diana’s driver was the same guy that drove the white bronco containing OJ Simpson, there would have been no crash. The driver and passengers are fault, not the papparazzi. If this bimbo did not want to be pursued by photographers, she could have stayed home.


13 posted on 04/07/2008 9:49:43 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: Aristotelian

Well, at least her kids won’t be broke now.


14 posted on 04/07/2008 9:50:43 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: 50sDad

Really I thought the king was still alive, I swear I saw him at a 711 this past weekend, lol


15 posted on 04/07/2008 9:52:21 AM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: Larry Lucido

LOL...


16 posted on 04/07/2008 10:00:16 AM PDT by fml (So?)
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To: Aristotelian
Oh, I thought she was lawfully killed. Thanks for clearing that up.
17 posted on 04/07/2008 10:24:50 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Aristotelian
Yeah, like the Prince Consort of England was going to murder his former daughter-in-law and mother of his grandchildren. Noble Greek Princes aren't usually known for that sort of thing.

One more reason I'm glad my GGGGGF and GGGGF fought to leave those socialist fleet street brained morons behind.

Did I ever tell you that TJ mentioned in his letters that my ancestor gave him a good cake recipe? We all do our part!

18 posted on 04/07/2008 10:49:16 AM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Tax-chick

I agree, it is suicide, if not assisted suicide, just like in the JFK case. She had reportedly encouraged these “innocent” photographers all throughout her life, so if they were part of the cause, then she initiated it, hencefore ASSISTED SUICIDE.


19 posted on 04/07/2008 11:10:40 AM PDT by deanT
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To: higgmeister

“One more reason I’m glad my GGGGGF and GGGGF fought to leave those socialist fleet street brained morons behind.”

Same here. Semper Fi.


20 posted on 04/07/2008 11:39:27 AM PDT by Niuhuru (Don't burn a bra, burn a feminist!)
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To: deanT

That makes some sense, too. I wonder if France has speed limits.

The bodyguard, you’ll remember, was wearing a seat belt, and he survived.


21 posted on 04/07/2008 12:05:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Everything is either willed or permitted by God, and nothing can hurt me." Bl. Charles de Foucauld)
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To: Aristotelian
Looks like old al-Fayed is going to have to pin his son's death on his son. Wasn't Dodi the one who hired the drunken chauffer?
22 posted on 04/07/2008 1:33:06 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats and liberals never fail to disappoint.)
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To: SALChamps03
Can we all let this go? This woman is dead. It is a tragedy, no doubt. I wasn’t interested in the comings and goings of this woman when she was alive. I am certainly not interested in rehashing her death ad nauseum.

Actually, you could say, in a way, that her legion of fans/worshipers are somewhat culpable in their idol's death. Had they not hungered for news/images of her every minute, the paparazzi might not have hounded her so much.

23 posted on 04/07/2008 1:47:29 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: Sans-Culotte

That’s a very valid observation.


24 posted on 04/10/2008 5:54:54 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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