Prosecutors investigating the 2020 dying of Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona have requested that the medical employees who handled him be tried for negligent murder.
In their request Wednesday, the prosecutors stated “omissions” and mismanagement by eight medical professionals in command of Maradona positioned him in a “situation of helplessness” and deserted him “to his fate” throughout his residence hospitalisation, in line with the courtroom submitting cited by the official Telam information company.
Maradona died at age 50 in 2020 whereas recovering from mind surgical procedure for a blood clot, and after a long time of battles with cocaine and alcohol addictions.
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Neurosurgeon and household physician Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov are underneath investigation over his dying as the principle individuals chargeable for the well being of the previous soccer star.
Six others, together with psychologist Carlos Diaz and medical co-ordinator Nancy Forlini, are additionally accused.
The prosecution accuses them of “simple homicide with dolus eventualis,” an offence during which an individual is negligent whereas realizing their negligence could cause somebody’s dying.
They may face sentences starting from eight to 25 years in jail. According to the prosecutors, the defendants “were the protagonists of an unprecedented, totally deficient and reckless hospitalisation at home”, and allegedly dedicated a “series of improvisations, mismanagement and shortcomings”.
The defence 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.