They called her Lady Di

James Buchan

  • Thinking Green! Essays on Environmentalism, Feminism and Non-Violence by Petra Kelly
    Parallax, 168 pp, £15.00, April 1994, ISBN 0 938077 62 7

On the evening of 19 October 1992, the decomposed bodies of Petra Karin Kelly and Gerd Bastian were found by police in the bedroom of the small house they shared in the village of Tannenbusch on the outskirts of Bonn. They had been dead for about three weeks. Both had been shot in the head with bullets from a little Derringer pistol. On the morning of the 20th, a Tuesday, the police announced they were certain that ‘no third person was responsible for their deaths.’

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