Maradona’s Medical Team Charged With Homicide In Soccer Legend’s Death

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Eight members of the medical team that tended to Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona before his death two years ago have been charged with homicide.

The Daily Wire reports:

The legendary superstar was 60 when he died of cardiac arrest on November 25, 2020. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, he was plagued throughout his career by drug and alcohol addiction. In a 236-page court ruling reviewed by Reuters, the judge pointed the finger at doctors, nurses, and a psychologist who treated him in his final days.

“As soon as I saw the cause, I said it was homicide,” Mario Baudry, a lawyer for one of Maradona’s sons, told Reuters. “I fought for a long time and here we are, with this stage completed.”

A medical panel charged with investigating Maradona’s death determined last year that the medical team acted in an “inappropriate, deficient and reckless manner.” In the Wednesday ruling, the judge raised the possibility that “the behaviors — active or by omission — of each of the accused which led to and contributed to the realization of the harmful result.”

The defendants charged with homicide included Maradona’s personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, psychologist Carlos Diaz, nurses Gisella Madrid and Ricardo Almiron, their supervisor Mariano Perroni, and doctors Pedro Di Spagna and Nancy Forlini.

The individuals could face up to 25 years in prison for their crimes.

An attorney for Cosachov, vowed to appeal the decision and insisted his client’s treatment had no relation with Maradona’s cause of death.


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