Argentina’s prosecutor on Monday began hearing evidence in a case involving seven people accused of aiding and abetting it Death of football superstar Diego Maradona,
Maradona overnight caregiver Ricardo Almiron, 37, arrived with his lawyer shortly after noon (15:00 GMT) at the San Isidro prosecutor’s office on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
Almiron is one of seven people being investigated for the murder when a panel of experts investigating Maradona’s death found that he had received insufficient care and had been “abandoned” for a “long” suffering period.
The seven who were questioned were members of Maradona’s medical team.
A medical examination commission of 20 doctors said in May that the accused was acting “inappropriate, incomplete and unwise“And having a ‘criminal purpose’, claiming that Maradona was not properly monitored until his death.
Maradona, the former respected star of Boca Juniors և Napoli, who had been addicted to alcohol for many years, died on November 25 last year of heart failure after brain surgery earlier that month.
Almiron is suspected of lying when he claimed that the World Cup winner was asleep and breathing normally hours before his death. The autopsy revealed Maradona was dying at the time, but did not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs for several days before his death.
Speaking to reporters after the interview, Chiarelli said that Almiron “always treated Maradona as a patient with a complex psychiatric illness, but he was never told about the” heart problem “.
“His superiors told him not to disturb the patient. “My client had the wisdom to carry out his tasks without being disturbed by the patient, which was something he had to deal with throughout his stay there.”
In: An investigation has been launched Two of Maradona’s five children have filed a complaint against neurosurgeon Leopoldo Lucé, who they accuse of worsening their father’s condition after surgery.
In the coming days, the questions will be addressed to Maradona psychiatrist 35-year-old Agustina Kosachev; psychologist Carlos Diaz, 29; Nurse Dahiana Madrid, 36; Nursing coordinator Mariano Perroni, 40, and Nancy Forlin, 52, medical coordinator.
The hearings, which were postponed from the previous month, a spike in cases of coronavirus In Argentina, on June 28 will end with 39-year-old neurosurgeon Luke.
Defendants are barred from leaving Argentina until a judge decides whether the case should be tried. The process can take months or years. If convicted, all seven could face between eight and 25 years in prison.
Luke has repeatedly defended his actions, saying that he did “everything possible” to cure Maradona, AFP reports.
Maradona’s death, a globally respected football star who was especially popular in his native Argentina, the national team for winning his second World Cup in 1986, destroyed the South American nation.
Tens of thousands lined up in the presidential palace of Buenos Aires next to his coffin wrapped in the Argentine flag amid last year’s three days of national mourning.
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers in the world. One: The Argentine wrote: “God is with God” when Maradona died.
The day after his death, Argentine mourner Wilson Cisnero told Al Jazeera that “Argentina is Maradona.”
But his fame was not limited to Argentina. Maradona played for Barcelona in the early 1980s at the Italian club Napoli, which won its first titles alongside the Argentine.
The Indian state of Kerala as well declared two days of official mourning for a superstar after his death. Maradona was popular there, and the crab shells he ate during his 2012 visit were frostbitten and framed.
The owner of the hotel where Maradona stayed during his visit, Ravindran Velaybra, remembers the day when the football player entered the lobby. “Our god has come in.” He was in front of us, “Velebra told AFP in November 2020.