The public prosecutor in Argentina charged 7 doctors with “premeditated murder with final intent” on the death of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona.
The network “ESPN” said Thursday that the public prosecutor in the capital, Buenos Aires, has issued a decision preventing the accused from leaving the country until the completion of the investigations.
It indicated that the accused doctors will face a prison sentence of between 8 and 25 years if they are found guilty.
A committee of medical experts previously issued a report on May 1, which concluded that Maradona did not receive adequate medical care and was “left to his fate” by his treating team prior to his death.
The 70-page report stated that Maradona “began to die at least 12 hours before” his death.
He endured a “long period of agony” after undergoing brain surgery for a blood clot.
The recent medical report prompted two of Maradona’s daughters, Giannina (31 years) and Jana (24 years), to file a lawsuit, followed by the emergence of “several grievances with which the case was completed,” according to local media in Argentina.
Maradona died at his home on November 25 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60 following a brain surgery.
It is noteworthy that these accusations come alongside another case related to Maradona’s disputed inheritance, and include his five children, brothers and former lawyer Matthias Morla.