Eight medical professionals charged with homicide in Diego Maradona's death will go to trial

一名阿根廷法官周三裁定,八名医疗专业人员被控 “简单的凶杀案” in the death of football legend 迭戈·马拉多纳 will go to oral trial, 根据CNN看到的法庭文件.

The date of the trial has not yet been set.
马拉多纳 died aged 60 因心力衰竭 十一月 2020, the same month he underwent successful surgery for a subdural hematoma, more commonly known as a blood clot on the brain.
    Prosecutors allege the eight medical professionals charged in Maradona’s deathviolated the duties that each one was in charge of,” 随后 “led to the fatal outcome of the patient that, 除此以外, could have been avoided,” 根据法院文件.
      In his Wednesday ruling, judge Orlando Abel Díaz said the eight defendants had not acted with thethoroughnessdemanded by their positions as medical professionals in charge of Maradona’s fragile health.
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        The defendants did not takeany saving actionthat could have prevented Maradona’s death despite occupying positions ofguarantorscapable of action and being aware of hissituation of risk,” Díaz said.
        The defendantsalleged failure to act according togood medical practicefulfilled the legal criteria formalicerequired to charge them under Article 79 of Argentina’s legal code, according to Díaz, meaning they could face eight to 25 入狱多年.
          In his ruling, Díaz also rejected five petitions for nullities and motions for dismissal by the defendantsdefense attorneys.
          The judge also said two of the accused would stand trial to face additional charges. Neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque faces a charge of using a false private document and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov faces a charge of ideological falsity, as she is accused of having signed a certificate vouching for Maradona’s mental fitness without visiting him, 根据CNN看到的法庭文件.
            Luque’s lawyer told CNN Español that he rejects the charges brought against him and will appeal the court’s ruling.
            CNN has reached out to Cosachov’s lawyer but did not receive an immediate reply. 在十二月 2020, Cosachov’s lawyer told CNN that his clienthad used her best judgment from a medical point of view.