Maradona’s doctor under investigation

Diego Maradona’s personal doctor is the subject of an investigation for manslaughter four days after the death of the football idol, at the age of 60, of a cardiac arrest at his home, announced Sunday the parquet of San Isidro, near Buenos Aires. The police raided the office and home of Dr Leopoldo Luque on Sunday looking for evidence of possible professional negligence.

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No complaint has yet been filed. “The investigation was opened because it is about a deceased person in her home and no one has signed her death certificate. This does not mean that there are suspicions of irregularities ”, clarifies justice. It does not automatically imply an interrogation, police custody or deprivation of liberty of the doctor, who declined to comment. The San Isidro prosecutor’s office is awaiting the results of toxicological tests. He demanded the medical file as well as the recordings of the cameras of the district where Diego Maradona lived his last days. The 1986 world champion died on Wednesday at the age of 60 from the aftermath “Secondary acute pulmonary edema and exacerbated chronic heart failure”.

Dalma, Gianinna and Jana

The investigation was sparked by statements from Dalma, Gianinna and Jana, three daughters from Maradona, about how the former footballer’s heart problem was handled at his residence in Tigre, north of the Argentine capital. “We are continuing the investigations by collecting testimonies, including those of members of the family” Diego Maradona, said the prosecution.

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Diego Maradona had been operated on for a bruise on his head in early November, then seemed to have recovered well. The location of the residence where he was convalescing had been chosen so that he was close to his daughters. “The clinic had recommended that he go elsewhere to be hospitalized, but the family decided otherwise. His daughters signed his discharge from hospital “, said a family member, on condition of anonymity.

The day after his death, his lawyer and friend Matias Morla denounced the fact “That the ambulance took more than half an hour to reach the house where the 10 was”. He had warned that he would go “until the end” of his approach.

Another controversy surrounding the death of Golden Boy, the photos of funeral directors posing, thumbs up, next to the open coffin where Maradona’s corpse lay before the wake on Thursday, scandalized Argentina, despite repeated pardons from one of the perpetrators on Friday.

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