Following Diego Maradona’s death, seven people are charged with involuntary manslaughter of Maradona now.
Seven members of his medical staff face homicide charges and could end up with up to 25 years in jail.
Argentina legend Diego Maradona suffered a fatal cardiac arrest and passed away on November 25, 2020.
However, while the world mourned his death, the circumstances of his passing away came into scrutiny.
The ensuing autopsy reveals the cause of death to be heart failure. His blood and urine samples, that professionals screened, further inspected why his heart was twice the normal size.
Moreover, just twenty days before his death, his neurologist had assured fans he was fine and even dancing.
All this prompted the San Isidro prosecutors’ office to launch an investigation. They would inspect the medical care Maradona received during his last days.
After they initiated this investigation, they ordered seven medical professionals not to leave the country.
This included the neurosurgeon who conducted the brain surgery. Also suspects in this case were a psychiatrist, two nurses, a nurse coordinator, a doctor, and a psychologist.
In February 2021, an audio containing two of his doctors’ conversation, which hinted toward neglect, surfaced. The audio implied that the doctors, and Maradona’s medical support system may have caused his death, per reports.
And now, ESPN has announced that the police investigation has charged all seven suspects.
Therefore, seven people are charged with involuntary manslaughter of Maradona.
According to the indictment: “They face between eight and 25 years in prison if found guilty for simple homicide with eventual intent.”