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Diego Maradona: Medical personnel to face homicide trial - The Athletic

Medical personnel involved in the care of Diego Maradona will face a trial for homicide.An Argentinian judge ruled on Wednesday that a trial will begin at...

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Medical personnel involved in the care of Diego Maradona will face a trial for homicide.

An Argentinian judge ruled on Wednesday that a trial will begin at the end of 2023 or in early 2024. Maradona died in November 2020 at the age of 60 due to cardio-respiratory arrest. He was recovering from surgery for a blood clot on the brain at a house outside Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Brain surgeon Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and six others will stand trial for homicide. The defendants have been accused of failing to take proper care of Maradona during his recovery from the surgery. The accusation is that this led to his death.

Argentine prosecutors have been investigating the doctors and nurses involved in his care since a few days after his death.

Judge Orlando Diaz received a request in April that those under investigation were put on public trial.

Maradona is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and also collected Serie A, the Copa del Rey and UEFA Cup during a brilliant playing career.

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