Doctors, nurses of football wizard Maradona to face homicide trial

Eight people including doctors, nurses and a psychologist involved in taking care of football legend Diego Maradona would be tried by Argentine courts for homicide.

According to foreign media reports, the judge in charge of the case had questioned “the behaviors of people in Maradona’s medical team that had contributed to the realization of the harmful result [Maradon’s death]”.

The court heard the case of the legendary footballer who had died in November 2020 due to cardiac arrest. A medical board formed to investigate the cause of death had concluded proceedings in 2021, accusing the medical team that treated the star footballer of having acted in an “inappropriate, deficient and reckless manner”.

Mario Baudry, a lawyer for Maradona’s son, told media that the star footballer who won the world cup for Argentina was in a “situation of helplessness” at the time of his death; adding that when he saw the cause of Diego Maradona’s, he said it was homicide.

Prosecutors had started the investigation after Maradona’s death, and had ordered a search of the properties of the footballer’s personal doctor and probed others that were involved in his treatment.

The star footballer, who had won the soccer world cup for Argentina, died at the age of 60 on November 25, 2020.