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Maradona’s death; The court said eight officers should face trial

Buenos Aires: A court has ruled that eight medical officers should face trial for alleged criminal negligence in the death of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona. The charges carry a maximum sentence of eight to 25 years in prison. The prosecution claims that Maradona’s death was caused by the negligence of medical officials in caring for him.

Maradona’s neurosurgeon and family doctor, Leopoldo Luk, and four others, including psychiatrist Augustina Kozachov, psychologist Carlos Diaz, medical coordinator Nancy Forlini and nurses, have previously been charged with manslaughter. At the same time, the accused have pleaded not guilty.

Maradona will die of a heart attack in 2020 at the age of 60. Maradona suffered a heart attack while resting after brain surgery. However, an examination by the Medical Board found that despite the pain, health officials were not ready to rush him to the hospital on time.

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