Four days after the death of legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona, his personal physician Leopoldo Luque was under investigation on suspicion of manslaughter. Police searched his home and office yesterday, looking for evidence of his possible professional negligence.
The investigation was initiated by the three daughters of Maradona – Dalma, Janina and Yana.
On November 3, Diego Maradona underwent brain surgery, and eight days later, on November 11, he was released from the clinic with Luca’s permission.
After the searches, Luka told reporters that he gave the investigators all the footballer’s medical records and data on his treatment, and also gave computers, hard drives and mobile phones. Weeping, he defended the correctness of his treatment of Maradona.
“I know what I did. I know how I did it. I am sure that I did everything I could for Diego. Do you know what I’m responsible for? For loving him, taking care of him, prolonging his life and improving it, ” Luke said.
He also added that he was not the chief physician of Maradona, but was only part of the medical team.