LONDON – A coroner’s jury has ruled that Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed through the reckless actions of their driver and the paparazzi in 1997.
The jury had been told that a verdict of lawful killing would mean that they believe the reckless behavior of their driver and photographers amounts to manslaughter. It was the most serious verdict available to them Monday.
The couple died when their speeding car slammed into a concrete pillar while being chased through Paris by photographers in cars and on motorbikes.
The jury may accept evidence from French tests indicating that Paul’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. It might also comment that he was driving too fast.