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Police searched the house and places of work of the non-public physician of deceased soccer legend Diego Maradona, amid questions over his medical therapy.
Argentine prosecutors introduced Sunday they’re investigating the dying of Maradona in addition to his private physician, Leopoldo Luque, 5 days after the previous participant’s dying.
Maradona reportedly suffered a coronary heart assault Nov. 25 at his residence following surgical procedure that passed off weeks prior to alleviate swelling in his mind. He was 60. Luque was the neurosurgeon for that process.
Police raided the places of work and residential of Luque exterior Buenos Aires Sunday, in keeping with Buenos Aires Instances. Police took data associated to Maradona’s medical historical past, computer systems, notebooks, and different paperwork.
The investigation stems from questions that have been raised by Maradona’s household over the circumstances surrounding his Nov. 25 dying, prosecutors mentioned Sunday.
Maradona’s lawyer, Matias Morla, had posted Thursday on Twitter, demanding an investigation into the soccer legend’s dying. His focus was over the sluggish response time for emergency companies after they have been referred to as to help the ailing Maradona, he mentioned.
No prices have been filed towards Luque.
Luque, throughout an emotional information convention Sunday, denied any wrongdoing. He referred to as Maradona an “unmanageable” affected person, however emphasised his love for the person.
“You wish to know what I’m accountable for?” Luque requested rhetorically by tears on the information convention. “For having liked him, for having taken care of him, for having prolonged his life, for having improved it to the tip.”
Luque mentioned Maradona refused to go to a rehabilitation heart following his surgical procedure, and as an alternative selected to recuperate at residence. Luque mentioned he “did all the pieces [I] might.”
The dying of Maradona, who is taken into account a nationwide hero in Argentina, devastated 1000’s within the South American nation.