Claudia Nora ‘Cali’ Maradona, Ana Estela Maradona and Rita Mabel ‘Kitty’ Maradona, sisters of Diego Maradona, were summoned to testify before the Justice as witnesses in the case investigating the death of the star of soccer, according to informed this Thursday judicial sources to the local press.
The Argentine Justice investigates seven people for alleged “simple homicide with eventual intent“, an offense that provides a penalty of between 8 and 25 years in prison.
These are the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, 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. All of them have already declared before the Justice, that they have been collecting testimonies for months.
Maradona’s sisters will testify on Wednesday next week in San Isidro, Province of Buenos Aires. The day before it will be done by a physical trainer who treated Maradona months before his death.
Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020 at age 60. The autopsy on the body of the former captain and former Argentina 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.
The 1986 world champion in Mexico Maradona suffered from problems with Alcohol addiction, 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 for a subdural hematoma by a team commanded 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.