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Death of Maradona:

Diego Maradona’s night nurse, the first member of his medical team to appear before the Argentine public prosecutor’s office on Monday, denied having abandoned his patient to a slow agony, claiming to have “been ordered not to wake him up”.

“His superiors told him not to disturb the patient. My client had the wisdom to carry out his task (of monitoring) without the patient feeling overwhelmed ”, assured lawyer Franco Chiarelli on leaving this long interrogation. According to the lawyer, his client “noticed certain warning signs”, which he transmitted, but which only could interpret “the professionals who had a global vision of the situation”. He claims to have not been informed of his heart problems.

Ricardo Almiron, 37, spent more than seven hours in the prosecutor’s office in San Isidro, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires: he is suspected of having lied by claiming that the football idol was sleeping and breathing normally a few hours before his death, as the autopsy revealed he was dying.


Death of Maradona

Death of Maradona
Death of Maradona

Diego Maradona, who suffered from kidney, liver and heart problems, died in 2020 of a heart attack alone at his residence in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery for a blood clot. He was 60 years old.

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“My client has always treated Maradona as a patient with psychiatric complexity, a problem related to abstinence,” the lawyer added to the press.

Retired from the field at 37, “el Diez” (the ten, his jersey number), had sunk into drugs and alcohol, multiplying cardiac incidents, detoxification cures, phases of obesity, at the risk of his death. health.

Six other members of Diego Maradona’s medical team, including his personal doctor and psychiatrist, must in turn be heard by the Argentinian public prosecutor’s office as part of an investigation for “manslaughter with aggravating circumstances” opened by the public prosecutor’s office. San Isidro. The latter indeed considers that his death, on November 25, 2020, is the result of professional misconduct and negligence on the part of the medical team.

The seven nursing staff are accused of failing to ensure “the correct administration of prescribed drugs and psychotropic drugs”


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Next On The List

Next on the list to be summoned to the prosecution on Wednesday is nurse Dahiana Gisella Madrid. Friday it will be the turn of the coordinator Mariano Ariel Perroni. The last of the seven to be heard, on June 28, will be 39-year-old neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s personal physician.

Two daughters of the ex-captain of the Argentina team, Gianinna, 32, and Jana, 25, had shortly after the death publicly pointed out the practitioner’s responsibility for the deterioration of their father’s state of health. , triggering legal proceedings. The seven caregivers are heard free, but are prohibited from leaving the territory.

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After the questioning, the prosecutor will forward the case to an investigating judge, along with his recommendation to continue or close the case.


If brought before a court, a decision that could take months or even years, they face sentences of 8 to 25 years in prison. “It will probably go to trial, there is no indication to the contrary,” a judicial source familiar with the matter told AFP.

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In early May, an expert report concluded that the former player had been “abandoned to his fate” by his medical team, whose “inadequate, deficient and reckless” treatment led him to slow agony. “The signs of danger of death that he presented were ignored”, still estimated the twenty experts, including the forensic pathologists who carried out the autopsy and specialists from various medical disciplines.

According to the document, “the medical team fully and completely considered the possibility of the patient’s fatal outcome, but remained absolutely indifferent to this issue and did not change his behavior and medical approach”. “Taking into account the clinical, clinico-psychiatric picture and the poor general condition, he should have continued his rehabilitation and interdisciplinary treatment in an appropriate institution,” insists the document.

The death of Maradona, considered a football genius, created a planetary shock wave and shocked Argentina. Tens of thousands of people attended the wake of her remains around the presidential palace, where she had been transported.


The legendary number 10 had sparkled in club, as in the national team, under the jersey of the Albiceleste. His hand goal against England in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup, which he renamed the “hand of God”, is part of the history of the sport, as is his second goal, while dribbling.

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