Rumor: A sniper was involved in Princess Diana's death

Princess of Wales, at the Vienna Burgh Theatre, Oct. 14, 1986, in Vienna, Austria.

Does new evidence suggest that Princess Diana was actually killed by the military in a government conspiracy and not in a vehicle accident?

UNCONFIRMED: There is new information on her death, but British authorities aren’t yet talking about its veracity

When Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, were killed in a 1997 automobile accident involving paparazzi in pursuit, it captivated the world and turned the Princess of Wales into a legendary figure.

It looks like old wounds have been reopened, thanks to London police service Scotland Yard’s confession that it is examining new information regarding Diana’s death. Though a jury ruled in 2008 that Diana and Fayed were, according to Fox News, "unlawfully killed due to reckless speed and drinking by their driver, and by the reckless pursuit of paparazzi chasing them," it hasn’t stopped conspiracy theorists from suggesting that she was assassinated in a cover-up.

Several books, including one published very recently, have made the suggestion. One of the new theories is that a British Special Air Services (SAS) sniper killed Diana, according to The Inquisitr.

Fox News said Scotland Yard issued a statement over the weekend that provided no details outside of its insistence that the case will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit.

According to Sky crime correspondent Martin Brunt: "These are very early days, the information has just come in, and Scotland Yard is adamant in saying that this is not a reopening of its investigation from 2004 when it spent three years looking into the circumstances of the Princess' death. But it is taking the information seriously and it is considering and it is possible that a new investigation may open."

 

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