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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Argentinian prosecutors probing Diego Maradona's death place three more people under formal investigation including his psychologist

 

Argentinian prosecutors probing Diego Maradona

Argentinian prosecutors probing whether Diego Maradona's death was manslaughter have widened their probe by placing three more people under formal investigation. 

 

The former Argentina, Barcelona and Napoli legend died of a heart attack aged 60 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, two weeks after an operation to remove a hematoma, a blood clot in his brain.

 

His personal physician Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov were already the focus of the ongoing manslaughter probe. 

 

On Tuesday, prosecutors revealed that a psychologist treating Maradona and two nurses looking after him at the rented home where he died on November 25 had been added to the list of possible suspects. 

 

The psychologist has been named Carlos Diaz and the nurses as Dahiana Madrid and Ricardo Almiron. 

 

According to Mail Online, they are yet to be charged with any offence but are expected to be formally summoned for questioning in the coming weeks in the presence of a lawyer. 

 

The investigation into Maradona's death has been categorised by prosecutors based in San Isidro near the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires as a manslaughter probe. 

 

The state prosecution team is trying to establish if Diego died as a result of negligence or medical malpractice. 

 

The report said Diaz treated Maradona in the months leading up to his death and is understood to be one of the first people to have entered his bedroom and make unsuccessful attempts to revive him before calling 999. 

 

While nurse Almiron worked the night shift at the former footballer's rented home the day of his death and said Maradona was sleeping when he left at 6.30am, around six hours before the alarm was raised. 

 

Her colleague Dahiana Madrid admitted at the start of the prosecution investigation she had lied about an early-morning check-up on Maradona. She claimed she had lied about entering his room after being pressured into doing so by the medical firm that employed her. 

 

The prosecution probe is focusing on the care Maradona received in the run-up to his November 3 brain blood clot operation and his medical arrangements and attention after he left hospital on November 11 to continue his recovery at the rented home near Buenos Aires. 

 

 

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