Maradona's neurosurgeon testifies before Justice

Maradona's neurosurgeon testifies before the Justice.

Maradona's neurosurgeon testifies before the Justice.

Leopoldo Luque, the neurosurgeon who treated Diego Maradona In the weeks prior to his death last November, he declared this Monday before the Justice accused of an alleged "simple homicide with eventual intent."

Luque, designated by family members of Maradona as his family doctor, was the seventh and last defendant who testified before the Justice in the case of the death of the soccer star.

The other defendants are the psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, the psychologist Carlos Díaz, the doctor who coordinated the home care Nancy Forlini, the coordinator of the nurses Mariano Perroni, and the nurses Ricardo Omar Almirón and Dahiana Gisela Madrid. This crime provides a penalty of between 8 and 25 years in prison.

"Today he declares. Sacada is little. I want to see him imprisoned, him and his entire gang of blots. I would like to be there to look him in the eye," Gianinna Maradona, the former footballer's eldest daughter, wrote on his Instagram account.

Luque repeatedly denied being Maradona's family doctor and assured that the 1986 world champion in Mexico paid attention to him in medical matters because they were "friends."

The autopsy on the body of the former captain and former Argentine national team determined that he died as a consequence of "acute pulmonary edema secondary to exacerbated chronic heart failure." They also discovered a "dilated cardiomyopathy" in his heart.

Maradona suffered from alcohol addiction problems, had been admitted to a clinic in La Plata on November 2, 2020 due to anemia and dehydration and a day later he was transferred to a sanatorium in the Buenos Aires town of Olivos, where he was operated on by a subdural hematoma by a team led by Luque.

On November 11, he was discharged from hospital and moved to a house in a private neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where he died on November 25.


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