Soccer star Diego Maradona’s medical team accused of his death: NPR


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Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona died in November after days of brain surgery. Seven members of his medical team are facing charges in his death.

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Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona died in November after days of brain surgery. Seven members of his medical team are facing charges in his death.

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Several news reports said that seven people have been charged with “premeditated murder” in the death of Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona.

The prosecutors in San Isidro, Argentina asked the judge not to allow Seven medical professionals were accused of Maradona’s death of leaving the country, it said To ESPN Report.

If convicted, the seven could face anywhere between 8 and 25 years in prison.

Maradona, who grew up from the poor neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to lead the Argentine national football team to a 1986 World Cup victory, died in November at the age of 60. He suffered a heart attack at his home after brain surgery.

Five days after his death, Police searched the home and office of Maradona’s personal doctor, Leopoldo Locke.

Psychiatrist Luc and Maradona Agustina Cosachov, and psychiatrist Carlos Diaz who treated the former Naples Al-Najm, after his brain surgery, is among the seven accused. Two nurses, a coordinator nurse, a doctor and a psychiatrist also face charges.

The prosecution began investigating the circumstances surrounding Maradona’s death after the soccer star’s family called on officials for further investigation. The officials He appointed a medical board in March To determine if there is evidence showing that Maradona’s medical team was responsible for his death.

to me Buenos Aires TimesAnd the In a report submitted to the public prosecutor earlier this month, the council found that Maradona had not received adequate medical care and had been left in a worse condition for a “painful long period” before his death.

Maradona’s medical team allegedly knew he had been using alcohol, psychedelic drugs and marijuana in the last months of his life, according to messages and audio recordings on WhatsApp that investigators reviewed.

This report also revealed that the medical team who attended Maradona before his death acted in some way “In an indecent, inadequate and reckless way” And leave it “on its own.”

Maradona’s autopsy concluded that he died in his sleep of acute pulmonary edema, a condition related to fluid buildup in the lungs, due to congestive heart failure.

The seven defendants will begin to testify before investigators from May 31 to June 14.


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