8 People to Land in Court Over Maradona's Death And Could Be Sentenced to 25 Years in Jail

8 People to Land in Court Over Maradona's Death And Could Be Sentenced to 25 Years in Jail

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:05 PM
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  • The trial for the death of former footballer Diego Maradona will begin in 2023 and eight people have been charged
  • These people include his medical staff and they will all be questioned in the court of law before judgment
  • Diego Maradona who won the World Cup died of a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home in November 2020

Eight people are now expected to land in court over the death of football legend Diego Maradona and they could be sent to 25 years in jail each of found guilty of being involved.

The super footballer who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 died of heart failure in November 2020 and his death came as shocking news for all football lovers.

During his active playing days, Diego Maradona was one of the players who made football loved by millions of people around the world just because of his styles of play.

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According to the reports in the Sun and BBC, a judge has ordered for a trial to be made after finding out that Diego Maradona's treatment before his death was handled nonchalantly.

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Who are those facing trial for Diego Maradona's death?

Among those facing charges are Maradona's neurosurgeon and personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, a psychiatrist and psychologist, two doctors, two nurses and their boss.

The reports also added that these people have all denied responsibility for Diego Maradona's death.

Before his death, Diego Maradona was working as a professional coach and last steered Gimnasia de La Plata.

Messi spends summer vacation with best friend Cesc Fabregas in £260,000 a week six bedroom Ibiza Villa

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi and childhood best friend Cesc Fabregas are having the time of their lives while on vacation with their families in Ibiza.

Messi and Fabregas have rented a £260,000-a-week mansion on the private island after attending the wedding of former Barcelona teammate Jordi Alba in Seville at the weekend.

There are 22 staff members working at the expensive property, which has six bedrooms, a gym, and a 20-meter swimming pool.

The mansion also comes with a 25m long £8,600 a day yacht called the Shalimar II in the Mediterranean which reportedly has four cabins, luxury sofas on the exterior, and a special VIP suite too.

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