Eight doctors to stand trial in Maradona murder case

Eight people who took care of the well-known Argentine footballer Diego Maradona, who died in 2020 due to cardiac arrest, will stand trial. writes Reuters, citing a ruling following an investigation by the medical board. Doctors are accused of killing an athlete. The case against them amounted to a document of 236 pages.

The main question that faced the judge leading the investigation was whose action or inaction led to the death of the famous football player. Among the eight people were doctors, including Maradona’s personal neurosurgeon, his psychiatrist and psychologist, and nurses. According to the document, they are accused of murder.

The medical board that investigated the athlete’s death concluded in 2021 that Maradona’s medical staff acted “inadequately and made reckless mistakes.” After retiring from professional football, the footballer struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for many years.

Mario Baudry, a lawyer for one of Maradona’s sons, said the football star was in a helpless state before he died. After the player died, doctors and other persons were interrogated, and searches were carried out in the apartments of the defendants in the case.

Diego Maradona died on November 25, 2020. He was 60 years old. The cause of death was acute heart failure, which led to pulmonary edema. His consider one of the greatest football players in history. In 1976, Maradona made his debut in the Argentine Championship with Argentinos Juniors. During his career, he also played in the Argentine Boca Juniors, Newell’s Old Boys, the Spanish Barcelona and Sevilla. Most of all, the footballer played in the Italian Napoli, for which he played 188 matches and scored 81 goals.

As part of the Argentina national team in 1986, Maradona won the world title. Later, he became the coach of the national team – with her he reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup. In Argentina, after the death of a football player, they declared three days of mourning. Maradona was buried in a cemetery near Buenos Aires.

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