Diego Maradona was ‘unmanageable’ and should have been sent to rehab, said his personal surgeon who is being investigated over involuntary manslaughter.
Prosecutors in San Isidro, near Buenos Aires, said they were investigating Leopoldo Luque over possible medical negligence and police raided his doctor’s surgery and home on Sunday.
But Luque said the footballing icon was a difficult person to control, and he would often kick the surgeon out of his house, and he has been made a ‘scapegoat’ for the Argentinian’s death.
A statement from the prosecutors’ office later said they had begun analysing material gathered and clarified that ‘no decisions have been made at the moment regarding the procedural situation of any person.’
The probe was triggered by concerns raised by Maradona’s daughters Dalma, Gianinna and Jana over the treatment he received for his heart condition at his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires, judicial sources said.
Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday aged 60, and was buried on Thursday at the Jardin de Paz cemetery on the outskirts of the Argentine capital.