The Justice of San Isidro, province of Buenos Aires, raised this Wednesday to oral trial the cause for the death of Diego Maradona in which eight people linked to their medical care are investigated for “simple homicide with eventual intent”.
The eight investigated are the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luquethe psychiatrist Augustine Cosachovthe psychologist Carlos Diazthe doctor who coordinated home care Nancy Forlinithe coordinator of the nurses Mariano Perronithe nurse Ricardo Omar Almironthe nurse Dahiana Gisela Madrid and the clinician Pedro Di Spagna.
The crime of simple homicide with possible intent provides for a sentence of between 8 and 25 years in prison in Argentina.
The Judge of Guarantees of San Isidro Orlando Diaz Diaz maintains in the resolution, published in several local media, that there was “absence of any saving action that could prevent the death” of the soccer star and an “internal acceptance” of the “possible occurrence of the result finally produced.”
Maradona passed away at the age of 60 on November 25, 2020 and the autopsy on the body of the former captain and former coach of Argentina determined that he died as a result of a “acute pulmonary edema secondary to exacerbated chronic heart failure”.
A “dilated cardiomyopathy” was also discovered in his heart.
The world champion in Mexico 1986 suffered from alcohol addiction problems, he had been admitted to a clinic in La Plata on November 2, 2020 due to anemia and dehydration and a day later he was transferred to a sanatorium in the Buenos Aires town of Olivos, where he underwent surgery for a subdural hematoma.
On November 11, he was discharged from the hospital and moved to a house in a private neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where he died on the 25th of that same month.