The Argentine Justice brought eight people to trial, including doctors, nurses and a psychologist, who cared for the soccer star Diego Maradona at the time of his death by “alleged commission of simple homicide,” according to a court ruling released Wednesday.
The judge in charge of the case questioned “the behaviors – active or omissive – that each of the accused would have developed and contributed to the realization of the harmful result” according to the 236-page resolution.
Maradonaconsidered one of the best soccer players in history, died on November 25, 2020 at the age of 60, “in a situation of helplessness” and “left to his own devices”, according to the prosecutors’ investigation.
“On November 30, 2020, as soon as I saw the cause, I said it was homicide. I fought for a long time and here we are, with this stage completed,” said Mario Baudry, a lawyer for one of Maradona’s sons.
The defendants are the star’s neurosurgeon and personal physician, Leopoldo Luquethe psychiatrist Augustine Cosachovthe psychologist Carlos Díaz, the nurses Gisella Madrid and Ricardo Almirón, their boss Mariano Perroni, and the doctors Pedro Di Spagna and Nancy Forlini.
The judge also accused Luke of the crime of falsifying the signature of Maradona to withdraw the clinical history of the hospital and Cosachov of “ideological falsehood”.
The family of the world champion with the Argentine team in the 1986 World Cup welcomed the court’s decision.
“We only have to say that we are calm, now we are on the right track to convict those who killed Diego,” Baudry said.