04 May Maradona case changing into ‘trial by media’
A protection lawyer concerned within the case across the demise in Argentina final 12 months of football star Diego Maradona slammed what he known as a “trial by media” on Monday after the leak of a report final week alleged “poor and reckless” habits by the footballer’s medical team.
Maradona, the revered former Boca Juniors and Napoli star who had battled alcohol and drug habit for a few years, died final November from coronary heart failure after present process mind surgical procedure earlier that month.
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In line with the report, a medical board formally appointed to analyze his demise concluded that a number of members of his medical team acted in an “inappropriate, poor and reckless method,” and mentioned he was not correctly monitored earlier than he died.
That report, shared with Reuters and different media retailers final week, is because of be introduced to prosecutors in Buenos Aires on Monday.
That medical report on the demise of Maradona given to prosecutors Monday mentioned the Argentine agonized for greater than 12 hours, didn’t obtain satisfactory therapy and will nonetheless be alive if he had been correctly hospitalized.
The doc additional complicates the defence of seven individuals beneath investigation within the case, together with mind surgeon Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, each of whom labored for Maradona.
The medical report mentioned “the affected person’s indicators of threat of life had been ignored,” including that Maradona “confirmed unequivocal indicators of a protracted agony interval” of not less than 12 hours.
Nonetheless, no prices have but been introduced within the case and the lawyer for Maradona’s psychiatrist mentioned selective leaking was undermining the authorized course of.
“The proof that was leaked, in addition to the audios and witness testimony, the extracts, together with edited audios and chats, contain lower than half of the defendants, shouldn’t be that hanging?” Vadim Mischanchuk instructed reporters.
“It might appear there may be an intention to supply a trial by media, a trial previous to the supply of justice, and that isn’t good in any respect.”
Maradona’s demise rocked the South American nation, prompting a interval of mourning and indignant finger pointing about who was responsible.
A lawyer for Maradona’s son Dieguito mentioned the report confirmed “legal conduct” within the case, including he would press for full accountability.
Nonetheless, Julio Rivas, a lawyer for Luque, mentioned he’ll attempt to annul the medical forensics of the report
“They’ve made a biased report, a foul one, with no scientific basis,” he mentioned.