The lawyer Matías Morla, who was a representative and friend of Diego Maradona, appeared to testify before the Justice as a witness in the case in which the death of the soccer star is being investigated, according to judicial sources informed Efe.
This is the beginning of a new round of testimonies that began the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Buenos Aires town of San Isidro, since this Wednesday Morla’s brother-in-law and former Maradona secretary, Christian Maximiliano Pomargo, and the idol’s nephew must also appear to testify Johnatan Espósito, who lived in the house where Diego died on November 25, 2020.
Prosecutors also asked notary public Sandra Verónica Iampolsky and Maradona’s accountant Andrea Trimarchi to appear to testify, although the statement scheduled for Thursday could be rescheduled.
The Argentine Justice investigates seven people for alleged “simple homicide with eventual intent” – a crime that provides a penalty of between 8 and 25 years in prison – seeking to determine if the care of the ex-footballer was deficient and the necessary means were not put in place to prevent his death.
They are the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, the psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, the psychologist Carlos Díaz, the doctor who coordinated home care Nancy Forlini, the coordinator of the nurses Mariano Perroni and the nurses Ricardo Omar Almirón and Dahiana Gisela Madrid.
All of them have already declared before the Justice, that they have been collecting testimonies for months.
As Morla’s lawyer, Mauricio D`Alessandro, explained to Efe, the summons to testify “is a measure of pacification” by the prosecution because he recalled that the daughters of Maradona Dalma and Gianinna had asked, as injured individuals, to be called for an investigation .
Maradona died at age 60 and an autopsy on the body of the former captain and former Argentine national team determined that he died as a result of “acute lung edema secondary to exacerbated chronic heart failure.”
He also discovered a “dilated cardiomyopathy” in his heart.
The 1986 world champion in Mexico suffered from alcohol addiction problems, had been admitted to a clinic in La Plata on November 2, 2020 for anemia and dehydration and a day later he was transferred to a sanatorium in the Buenos Aires town of Olivos, where he was operated on for a subdural hematoma by a team led by Luque.
On November 11, he was discharged from hospital and moved to a house in a private neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where he died on November 25. EFE (HN)