Investigations Into Football Legend Diego Maradona’s Death Leads To Homicide Charges For 7 Doctors

by Helvine Achieng
May 24, 2021

Seven people under investigation over the death of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona are facing charges of premeditated murder.The accused who include Maradona’s neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and psychologist Carlos Diaz face eight to 25 years in prison if found guilty.

The accusation is based on findings by a board of experts into Maradona’s death from a heart attack last year.That report stated that the footballing icon received inadequate medical care and was left to his fate for a “prolonged, agonizing period” before his death, which came just weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot.

“After so many injustices, the case has come full circle,” the source told AFP.

The legal proceedings were prompted by a complaint filed by two of Maradona’s five daughters against Luque, who they blamed for their father’s deteriorating condition after the brain surgery

The accused seven have been prohibited from leaving the country and must appear ahead of an inquiry between May 31 and June 14..

The recriminations and accusations over Maradona’s death are taking place alongside another case, over his disputed inheritance, involving his five children, his brothers and Matias Morla, his former lawyer.