Leopoldo Luque: Diego Maradona Doctor Manslaughter Probe


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Leopoldo Luque is the doctor for Diego Maradona.

Leopoldo Luque, the doctor for Diego Maradona, is being investigated provisionally for possible manslaughter accusations relating to the death of the popular Argentinian soccer star, according to Argentinian media.

That’s according to La Nacion, an Argentinian daily newspaper.

On November 29, the site reported that authorities searched the house and office of Luque, described as the “personal doctor of the deceased soccer star.”

According to Mirror, authorities are looking into whether Maradona was the “victim of medical negligence.”

Here’s what you need to know:

Authorities Are Looking Into Alleged Irregularities

According to La Nacion, there are “alleged irregularities in the home hospitalization of Diego Armando Maradona.” Mirror reported that accusations emerged that Maradona “rowed with personal physician Leopoldo Luque in the days before he suffered heart failure.”

The story says that Luque “became the first defendant in the investigation that is being processed, provisionally, as a homicide.”

Judicial sources told La Nacion the information. “By virtue of the evidence that was collected, it was considered necessary to request searches at the home and doctor Luque’s office. If the irregularities in Maradona’s home hospitalization are confirmed, it could be the crime of manslaughter,” the sources told La Nacion.

According to Mirror, the case is being looked at as a possible manslaughter case.

Raids Were Ordered at the House & Office of Leopoldo Luque

Via Pais reported that, on Nov. 29, “the San Isidro guarantee judge Orlando Díaz ordered at the request of the acting prosecutors Broyard, Ferrari, Iribarren and Capra, raids at the house and the office of the former footballer’s doctor, Leopoldo Luque.”

The site reported that the death was now classified as “Wrongful Death / Diego Maradona Death.” The site also spoke to Maradona’s family.