Carlos Ángel ‘Charly’ Díaz, the psychologist who treated Diego Armando Maradona the weeks before his death last November, he declared this Wednesday before the Justice charged with an alleged “simple homicide with eventual pain”.
The other six accused by the Argentine Justice in the cause of the soccer star’s death are the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, the psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, the doctor who coordinated the home hospitalization Nancy Forlini, the coordinator of the nurses Mariano Perroni, and the nurses Ricardo Omar Almirón and Dahiana Gisela Madrid. This crime foresees a penalty of between 8 and 25 years in prison. Madrid, Almirón and Forlini declared in recent days and the rest will do so in the next.
Díaz approached Maradona through Matías Morla, lawyer and friend of the ex-footballer who maintains a media and judicial lawsuit with two of ‘Pelusa’s daughters: Dalma and Gianinna Maradona. Judicial sources assured the local press that Díaz “became involved in the professional performance of the psychiatrist (Agustina) Cosachov and even devoting himself to making decisions until then outside his professional responsibility“.
He is accused of “manipulating” the family of the soccer star and of hiding from them “the information related to the true health situation” of Maradona, something that prevented “outside the medical team from taking measures to reverse the shortcomings” in the care of the former Argentine coach.
In May, the report of a medical board composed of eleven experts was presented, which evaluated the circumstances of the death of the star and concluded that the performance of the health team that assisted Maradona was “inadequate, deficient and reckless”, and that he abandoned ” luckily the patient’s health status “.
The autopsy on the body of the former captain and former Argentine national team determined that he died as a result of a “acute lung edema secondary to exacerbated chronic heart failure“They also discovered a” dilated cardiomyopathy “in her 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. On November 11, he was discharged from hospital and moved to a house in a private neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where passed away on November 25.