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Diego Maradona’s personal doctor denies responsibility for death

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BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona’s personal doctor has denied responsibility for his affected person’s death after police raided his residence and surgical procedure on Sunday, seizing laptops, medical information and cellular gadgets.

Reports within the Argentinian media mentioned the searches have been carried out as a part of a manslaughter investigation involving the footballer’s doctor, the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque.

Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday on the age of 60, sparking a worldwide outpouring of grief. The footballer’s death additionally triggered a police inquiry and claims from Maradona’s lawyer that emergency providers had taken too lengthy to reach after being known as to his residence within the capital Buenos Aires.

It was not instantly clear what prompted Sunday morning’s searches, though Maradona’s daughters have reportedly voiced considerations over the therapy he was receiving on the time of his death. A justice system supply told the La Nación newspaper investigators deemed the searches needed after gathering unspecific “evidence”.

“If irregularities in Maradona’s home medical care are confirmed we might be looking at the crime of manslaughter,” the supply added.

Another supply instructed the newspaper: “Because Luque was Maradona’s personal doctor the decision was taken to search his home and surgery in search of documents that might determine whether there were irregularities in his treatment at home.”

At the time of his death Maradona had been recovering at a rented residence within the suburbs of Buenos Aires after undergoing brain surgery on 3 November to handle a blood clot on his brain.

The addresses focused on Sunday have been the doctor’s surgical procedure in Belgrano, an upmarket neighbourhood in north Buenos Aires, and his residence in Adrogué, to the south of the capital.

The newspaper Clarín mentioned a “cross, fidgety and voluble” Luque addressed reporters on Sunday afternoon after police had left his residence following a three-hour search.

“I feel terrible because my friend has died,” the doctor was quoted as saying, earlier than including: “I’m not one who is responsible for all this.”

“I know what I did with Diego and I know how I did it. I can explain it all. I’m absolutely certain I did the best that could have been done for Diego,” Luque added, in accordance with the Argentinian information web site Infobae.

Luque, who reportedly broke down in tears as he spoke to journalists, mentioned he had been shocked by the choice to look his properties, taking away paperwork together with the footballer’s medical historical past.

It was reportedly Luque, Maradona’s doctor since 2016, who called emergency services to the player’s home at round midday on Wednesday after Maradona suffered an obvious coronary heart assault.

Luque instructed Clarín his relationship with the notoriously tempestuous footballer had been like “that of father and a son, a rebellious father”.

The prosecutor’s workplace supplied no info on what prompted the investigation.

Maradona’s lawyer, Matias Moria, on Thursday mentioned he would ask for a full investigation of the circumstances of the footballer’s death, criticising what he mentioned was a gradual response by emergency providers.

“The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was a criminal idiocy,” Matias mentioned on Thursday in a Twitter publish.

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TAGS: DIEGO MARADONA, DEATH, ARGENTINIAN MEDIA, LEOPOLDO LUQUE, MARADONA, LA NACIóN NEWSPAPER, BUENOS AIRES, ADROGUé, ARGENTINIAN, FOOTBALLER, MATIAS MORIA
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