Seven medical professionals have been charged with “simple homicide with eventual intent” over the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona.
Maradona (60) died in November 2020 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Two weeks prior to his death, the soccer star had undergone brain surgery.
Leopoldo Luque, the neurosurgeon who performed Maradona’s operation, and the former Napoli star’s psychiatrist, Agustina Cosachov, are among those who were indicted. Both have consistently denied any wrongdoing.
Two nurses, a nurse coordinator, a doctor and a psychologist have also been charged. If found guilty, the accused could face between eight and 25 years in prison.