Diego Maradona: The medical staff is facing trial over the death of the star | news | DW

An Argentine court docket dominated, on Wednesday, the trial of eight folks over allegations that they did not look after soccer star Diego Maradona.

Medical employees might be prosecuted for “easy homicide with possible intent” in reference to the loss of life of the Argentine soccer legend in November 2020.

What do the defendants accuse?

Prosecutors say it is because of “omissions” by caregivers who deserted him to his “destiny” whereas he was hospitalized at house.

The eight folks below investigation are neurosurgeon Leopold Lock, a psychiatrist, a psychiatrist, and different medical doctors and nurses who coordinated Maradona’s care.

Prosecutors say mismanagement of the medical staff has left the soccer legend in a “state of helplessness”.

The accused face jail phrases of between eight and 25 years. Prosecutors declare they had been “the heroes of an unprecedented, completely misplaced and reckless remedy within the hospital.”

No trial date has been set.

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The 1986 World Cup winner in Mexico was broadly considered one of many best gamers of all time, notably for his expertise with the ball at his toes.

He was the co-winner of FIFA Participant of the Century alongside Pele.

He died on the age of 60 in a personal residence north of Buenos Aires, a number of weeks after present process mind surgical procedure. His loss of life sparked a interval of nationwide mourning.

The previous Napoli, Boca Juniors and Barcelona participant had been initially taken to hospital because of a blood clot in his mind. He suffered from severe well being issues for a few years, together with a number of coronary heart assaults, hepatitis, and gastric bypass because of his weight points.

rc/rt (AFP, EFE)