Clarín: Maradona’s doctor investigated for manslaughter

Diego MaradonaPhoto: AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino

Diego Maradona’s doctor is investigated for manslaughter after the football legend died of heart failure on Wednesday, according to the Argentine newspaper Clarín.

According to the newspaper, a police search was carried out on Sunday in the home of Maradona’s doctor, Leopoldo Luque, and in his doctor’s office. 

Luque was Maradona’s private doctor. He treated him until he died on Wednesday.

Luque was also the doctor who treated Maradona when he had surgery for a stroke earlier this month.

Investigated for manslaughter

According to Clarín, Luque is being investigated for manslaughter and for violating a law that deals with leaving someone in a helpless state. The penalty for both charges is imprisonment from two to six years.

Sunday’s search comes after Maradona’s daughters, Dalma, Giannina, and Jana demanded insight into what medication Luque and his medical team prescribed to Maradona in the last months of his life.

Luque is expected to be questioned on Sunday or Monday.

More than 30 police officers took part in Sunday’s raid.

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