Maradona’s Doctors Face Premeditated Murder Charge Over Star’s Death


Seven people under investigation over the November death of Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona face charges of premeditated murder.

The accused which include Maradona’s neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and psychologist Carlos Diaz — face eight to 25 years in prison if found guilty.

The indictment is based on findings by a board of experts into Maradona’s death from a heart attack last year, a source from the San Isidro Attorney General’s Office leading the investigation said.

Prosecutors believe Maradona’s death was not the result of malpractice or negligent actions of his doctors, but that his medical team knew the former soccer star would die and did nothing to prevent it.

Maradona is an idol to millions of Argentines after he inspired the South American country to only their second World Cup triumph in 1986.

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