Argentine officers investigating the demise of soccer legend, Diego Maradona searched the house of his private physician and neurosurgeon, Dr Leopoldo Luque, on Sunday, November 29.
Based on studies, he’s being investigated for involuntary manslaughter.
Maradona died of a coronary heart attack on Wednesday, November 25, aged 60 in his native Argentina much to the shock of football lovers worldwide.
Argentina’s president declared three days of mourning within the wake of Maradona’s demise.
He was buried on Friday, November 27, after spending the day lying in the state on the Casa Rosada, Argentina’s presidential palace.
Maradona’s lawyer, Matias Moria, on Thursday, November 26, stated he would ask for a full investigation of the circumstances that led to the soccer legend’s demise, saying ambulances took over a half-hour to reach.
“The ambulance took more than half an hour to reach, which was a legal idiocy,” Matias stated on Thursday in a Twitter put up.
After seeing Matias’s post, prosecutors in the affluent Buenos Aires suburb San Isidro signed a search order by a local judge, requesting the physician’s home be searched.
“Yesterday (Saturday) the investigation and substantiation of proof continued with the taking of statements from folks together with direct relations of the deceased,” it stated.
“By virtue of the evidence that was collected, it was considered necessary to request searches at the home and office of doctor Leopoldo Luque,” the prosecutor’s office said in the statement.
Maradona was captain of the 1986 football team that captured the second World Cup title.
He scored twice in a 2-1 victory over England within the quarterfinals in Mexico City, scoring along with his hand, a motion now infamously referred to as the “Hand of God.”
He played for Argentinas Juniors, Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona, Napoli FC, Sevilla FC, and Newell’s Old Boys.
Maradona spent most of his life battling drug addictions, alcohol abuse, weight issues, and different well-being issues all through the Nineteen Nineties.
As he became older, Maradona stated he had stopped doing medication and began soccer administration.
Maradona is survived by his ex-wife, Claudia Villafañe, three daughters, Dalma, Gianinna, and Jana, and two sons Diego Fernando and Diego Sinagra.
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