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ARGENTINA PROBES MARADONA DOC FOR ‘INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER’

Diego Maradona's doctor is under investigation for involuntary manslaughter four days after the Argentine legend suffered a fatal heart attack, state news agency Telam has reported.

Police raided the home and clinic of Maradona's doctor Leopoldo Luque, according to several local news outlets. The raid came after witnesses reportedly told investigators they had seen a fight between Maradona and his 39-year-old personal physician, which allegedly included a shove, Deutsche Welle (DW) also reported.


The daily La Nacion newspaper cited a source as saying the searches were ordered as part of an investigation into "culpable homicide."


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Court investigators have been taking declarations from Maradona's relatives, according to prosecutors overseeing the probe into the medical attention, the former Barcelona and Napoli forward received prior to his death. Luque gave an emotional reaction to the suspicions in a televised news conference, saying through tears: "You want to know what I am responsible for? For having loved him, for having taken care of him, for having extended his life, for having improved it to the end." Maradona's personal doctor said that he had done "everything he could, up to the impossible" to save his "friend."