“They killed Diego,” legal professional Rodolfo Baque advised reporters after his consumer, nurse Dahiana Gisela Madrid, was questioned by prosecutors.
Maradona died of a coronary heart assault final November on the age of 60, weeks after present process mind surgical procedure for a blood clot.
Madrid, 36, is one among seven individuals underneath investigation for manslaughter after a board of specialists trying into Maradona’s loss of life discovered he had obtained insufficient care and was deserted to his destiny for a “extended, agonizing interval.”
Baque insisted it was the docs treating Maradona whereas he recovered from the mind operation, not his consumer, who had been in charge for the soccer legend’s loss of life.
He stated Maradona was being handled for coronary heart hassle however on the identical time was on psychiatric medicine that sped up his coronary heart fee.
Additionally, Maradona fell whereas within the hospital, and when Madrid requested to have a CAT scan accomplished on him, an aide to Maradona refused, arguing that if the press discovered it might look dangerous, Baque stated.
“Ultimately, there have been many warning indicators that Maradona was going to die, give or take a day. And not one of the docs did something to stop it,” Baque stated throughout a break within the interrogation of Madrid, which went on for greater than eight hours.
Madrid was Maradona’s daytime nurse and one of many final individuals to see him alive.
An investigation was opened following a grievance filed by two of Maradona’s 5 youngsters in opposition to neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, whom they blame for his or her father’s deteriorating situation after the mind operation.
A panel of 20 medical specialists convened by Argentina’s public prosecutor stated final month that Maradona’s remedy was rife with “deficiencies and irregularities” and the medical staff had left his survival “to destiny.”
If discovered responsible, the seven, who’re barred from leaving the nation, may face between eight and 25 years in jail.
Madrid was one of many individuals to have discovered Maradona with no indicators of life and had tried to revive him, she stated in a earlier witness assertion.
On Monday, Maradona’s nighttime nurse Ricardo Almiron, 37, was the primary of the seven to be questioned by prosecutors.
Different medical employees concerned in caring for Maradona will likely be questioned by prosecutors over the subsequent two weeks.
A decide will resolve whether or not the matter ought to go to trial in a course of anticipated to final months, and even years.
Maradona had battled cocaine and alcohol habit.
The previous Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli star was affected by liver, kidney and cardiovascular issues when he died.
Maradona is an idol to tens of millions of Argentines after he impressed the South American nation to solely their second World Cup triumph in 1986.
His loss of life shocked followers around the globe, and tens of 1000’s queued to file previous his coffin, draped within the Argentine flag, on the presidential palace in Buenos Aires amid three days of nationwide mourning.