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Brits decline to prosecute pranksters tied to Royal’s nurse suicide

- The Washington Times - Friday, February 1, 2013

The two Australian radio personalities who pranked the pregnant Kate Middleton's nurse will not be charged in her subsequent suicide, British prosecutors decided.

DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian pretended to be a member of the royal family when they sought updates from hospital staff on Ms. Middleton's condition, during her recovery from morning sickness. Their hoax worked — nurse Jacintha Saldanha provided them with private medical updates.

Soon after, the Indian-born nurse, 46, was discovered dead, due to hanging. The apparent suicide sparked outrage and anger, and British police launched a probe.

E! Online reported Friday that Crown Prosecution Service found no evidence to proceed with manslaughter charges.

Malcolm McHaffie, deputy head of special crime for the Crown Prosecution Service, said charges other than manslaughter that were considered have also been dropped, Reuters reported.

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