[Global Web Report]According to a Reuters report on the 23rd, a legal document released on the 22nd local time showed that after the legendary star Maradona died of a sudden myocardial infarction in November 2020 after an investigation, eight carers for Maradona Dona’s paramedics and psychologist will stand trial in an Argentine court for homicide and face a possible sentence of eight to 25 years in prison if convicted.
In the 236-page document seen by Reuters, the judge in charge of the case questioned “each defendant’s actions—active or inaction—caused and contributed to the achievement of detrimental outcomes.” The report said, including doctors, nurses Eight people, including a psychologist who cared for Maradona when he died, have been charged with a serious charge that means manslaughter. Under Argentine criminal law, they are usually sentenced to eight to 25 years in prison if convicted.
In 2021, a medical committee appointed to investigate Maradona’s death concluded that his medical team had acted “inappropriately, flawed and reckless,” Reuters said. Mario Bodley, a lawyer for one of Maradona’s sons, told Reuters the World Cup winner was “in a helpless situation” when he died. “As soon as I saw the cause (of death), I said it was homicide,” he said. “I fought for a long time, and now here we are, we have completed this stage.”
Reuters said the defendants or other lawyers could not be immediately reached for comment. Currently, a trial date has not been set.
According to previous reports, since retiring in 1997, Maradona has suffered several health problems. The most serious one was in 2004 when he was hospitalized for a heart attack due to a lung infection. At that time, his heartbeat and breathing even stopped. In 2019, Maradona had to stop coaching Dorados in Mexico’s second-tier league due to health reasons. On November 25, 2020, legendary footballer Diego Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires at the age of 60.
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