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Possible suspect in diana murder found dead { February 19 2008 }

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Focus shifts to car at Diana inquest
updated 9:25 a.m. EST, Tue February 19, 2008

LONDON, England (CNN) -- The widow and son of a paparazzi photographer who covered Princess Diana were scheduled to testify Thursday at the inquest into her death, and lawyers were expected to ask them about the man's Fiat, which some believe played a role in the fatal crash.

The court said Elizabeth Andanson and her son James Jr. would testify from Paris via videolink.

Their testimony comes amid concerns that the inquest has become what one prominent member of the British Parliament reportedly calls a "circus."

Some witnesses reported seeing a white Fiat Uno shortly before the Aug. 31, 1997 crash which killed the princess, along with her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, and driver Henri Paul. The car has never been traced.

Investigators found a dent and white paint mark on the black Mercedes in which the princess died, leading some to speculate it collided with the Fiat, thus causing the crash.

Paparazzo James Andanson owned a white Fiat Uno and there have long been questions about whether it was his car which hit the Mercedes.

Adding to the mystery, Andanson was found dead in a burned-out car two years after the crash, leading conspiracy theorists to believe he was part of the murder plot and "assassinated" to cover up his role.

Fayed's father, Mohamed Al Fayed, testified at the inquest last week that he believes Andanson was paid by Britain's MI6 -- the Secret Intelligence Service -- to cause the crash with his Fiat.

"He owned the Fiat which pushed the car," Al Fayed said, adding he believes MI6 later killed Adnanson to keep him quiet.

"He has been later murdered because -- for the security service, avoiding that he will again turn against them and say exactly what happened," Al Fayed said. "They had to get rid of him."

Meanwhile there are calls for the coroner leading the inquest to end what one member of Britain's House of Lords reportedly calls a "circus."

The Times quotes George Foulkes, a member of the British Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee, as saying "I think it's a total waste of time and money."

"The extraordinary performance of Fayed has turned the whole thing into a circus. I think the coroner should now seriously consider stopping the inquest," Foulkes told the The Times.

Al Fayed's testimony at the inquest into Princess Diana's death drew an angry response from Sir Richard Dearlove, who was MI6's director of special operations at the time of Diana's Paris death. Dearlove was questioned by Ian Burnett, a lawyer for the coroner's inquest, on Wednesday.

Burnett asked Dearlove whether he could confirm "no authorization was sought in respect of any activities concerning Princess Diana."

"I can absolutely confirm that," Dearlove told the inquest, according to the official transcript.

He went on to say "this is such an absurd allegation. It is difficult to deal with an allegation which is so absurd. It is completely off the map."

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