Inquest Sees Pics of Dying Diana

Coroner says chilling photos won't go public

By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 11, 2007 1:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – As one attorney blasted paparazzi for having "no compunction about taking photos of the victims," police showed an inquest jury those same images of Princess Diana as she lay dying inside her crumpled car. The coroner ruled that the photos, many of them close-ups of the wounded princess, would not be released to the public, the BBC reports.

One photo shows photographer Romuald Rat squatting down over the Mercedes' open door; and the jury was told that paparazzi cameras apparently came out before anyone offered to help. Jurors were also shown mugshots of paparazzi, and heard testimony from witnesses who said the Mercedes' driver was clearly being impeded in the tunnel by pursuing motorcyclists.

In this image by photographer Jacques Langevin, and made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, The Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed leave the Ritz Hotel in Paris, on Aug. 30,...
In this image by photographer Jacques Langevin, and made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007,...   (Associated Press)
In this image by photographer Jacques Langevin, and made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, The Princess of Wales leaves the Ritz Hotel in Paris, on Aug. 30, 1997, shortly before...
In this image by photographer Jacques Langevin, and made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007,...   (Associated Press)
This image made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, is a French police photo from 1997 of photographer Fabrice Chassery, taken in Paris, France.  (AP Photo/HM Coroner, ho)
This image made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, is a French police photo from 1997 of...   (Associated Press)
This image made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, is a French police photo from 1997 of photographer Romuald Rat, taken in Paris, France.  (AP Photo/HM Coroner, ho)
This image made available from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in London, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, is a French police photo from 1997 of...   (Associated Press)
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