7 people face charges of premeditated murder of Maradona

Today, Thursday, media outlets reported that 7 people under investigation in the case of the death of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona are facing premeditated murder charges.

According to “France 24” channel, the medical staff who was overseeing Maradona’s health, including the neurosurgeon, Maradona’s private physician Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Augustina Kosachev and psychologist Carlos Diaz, face between 8 and 25 years in prison if convicted.

France 24 quoted a source from the San Isidro Prosecutor’s Office leading the investigation, Wednesday, that the indictment is based on the findings of a panel of experts on the death of Maradona from a heart attack last year.

The committee’s report, published on May 1, concluded that Maradona did not receive adequate medical care and was “left to his fate” by his treating team shortly before his death, which led to “inadequate treatment” that contributed to his slow death.

The 70-page report indicated that the medical committee in charge of the investigation, at the request of the judiciary regarding the last hours of the Argentine star, determined that Maradona “began to die at least 12 hours before his death” and endured “a period of long agony”, after undergoing surgery in The brain after a blood clot.

The source added that “after several grievances, the case was completed.” Therefore, the accused are prevented from leaving the country, and they must appear before the investigation between May 31 and June 14.


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