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Prosecutors name for Maradona medical employees to face trial

FILE PHOTO: Soccer – Argentina v Nigeria FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 – Group B – Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa – 12/6/10 Argentina coach Diego Maradona earlier than the match. Motion Pictures/Carl Recine/ MANDATORY CREDIT/File Photograph

Prosecutors investigating the 2020 loss of life of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona have requested that the medical employees who handled him be tried for negligent murder.

Of their request Wednesday, the prosecutors stated “omissions” and mismanagement by eight medical professionals answerable for Maradona positioned him in a “state of affairs of helplessness” and deserted him “to his destiny” throughout his house hospitalization, in keeping with the courtroom submitting cited by the official Telam information company.

Maradona died at age 50 in 2020 whereas recovering from brain surgery for a blood clot, and after a long time of battles with cocaine and alcohol addictions.

Neurosurgeon and household physician Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov are below investigation over his loss of life as the principle individuals answerable for the well being of the previous soccer star.

Six others, together with psychologist Carlos Diaz and medical coordinator Nancy Forlini, are additionally accused.

The prosecution accuses them of “easy murder with dolus eventualis,” an offense wherein an individual is negligent whereas figuring out their negligence could cause somebody’s loss of life.

They may face sentences starting from eight to 25 years in jail.

In accordance with the prosecutors, the defendants “had been the protagonists of an unprecedented, completely poor and reckless hospitalization at house”, and allegedly dedicated a “sequence of improvisations, mismanagement and shortcomings”.

The protection should now current its arguments and should ask for the case to be dismissed.

Maradona is broadly thought of one of many best footballers in historical past and led Argentina to victory within the 1986 World Cup.


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