The trial for Maradona’s death was on the verge of suspension

The trial for Maradona’s death was on the verge of suspension
The trial for Maradona’s death was on the verge of suspension

The deceased former Argentine soccer player Diego Armando Maradona EFE/ Mahmoud Khaled

A ruling by the Court of Appeals in criminal matters San Isidro put an ellipsis on the realization of the trial for the death of Diego Armando Maradonawhich was going to begin on June 4 before the Oral Criminal Court No. 3 of that district, with the eight accused of homicide with possible intentwhich provides for penalties of between 8 and 25 years in prison. It was after the judges of Chamber II accepted the defense proposal of one of the accused, which asked to be tried by a popular jury.

In the 17-page House majority resolution to which he agreed Infobaethe judges not only endorsed the request for Gisela Madridone of the eight accused of Maradona’s death, but they indicated that There are other defendants who can follow the same path of trial by jury.

“It does not emerge from the digital records, corresponding to the main proceedings, that the remaining co-defendants Luciano Leopoldo Luque, Ricardo Omar Almirón, Pedro Pablo Di Spagna and Mariano Ariel Perroni have expressly waived the constitutionally protected guarantee to be tried by a jury court; Thus, their procedural situation – in principle – would be covered by the same regulatory provisions as those previously analyzed; corresponding, unless expressly waived, process your process before juries“, reads the ruling.

Sources linked to the file that prosecutors investigated Cosme Iribarren, Patricio Ferrari and Laura Capra They explained to this medium that the other defendants authorized to go to trial by jury “did not say if they wanted to access that modality.” Beyond that, they highlighted that the House’s ruling “It creates a limbo that no one knows exactly how it will be resolved.”

One of Maradona's murals (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)
One of Maradona’s murals (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

The thing is that this measure arises a month after the start of the debate and the prosecutor’s office advanced Infobae that, together with the plaintiffs, appeal to the Court of Cassation the authorization of jury trials for Madridso the decision of the appeal judges could arrive with the process initiated.

The procedural conditions to begin the trial are not met. “You cannot split the evidence and begin the debate with the pending appeal of the Madrid case,” said the sources consulted and added that the resolution of the appeal to the expertise at the request of Luque’s defense, which was incorporated into the file, is also pending, and which is far from the result of the medical board that worked on the case.

Last week it was attached a new medical report to the file investigating the death of Diego Maradona. It is an expertise that puts in doubt the cause of the star’s death and that led the 8 accused to the bench. Prosecutors in the case harshly questioned the suitability of the job.

“The version of the expert severely questioned by the Prosecutor’s Office, as had already been advanced in this process, and in others, such as that of Alejandro Cohnin which the same expert said that there was no malpractice on the part of any of the doctors; comes to contradict the work of 21 experts who for three months examined all the records of the case when holding the interdisciplinary medical meeting,” the instructors of the Maradona case complained Iribarren, Ferrari and Capra.

Neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque (EFE/Enrique García)
Neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque (EFE/Enrique García)

However, many of the defense lawyers took this document as a good sign because, as they interpreted when asked by Infobaeit benefits them because “it takes responsibility away from them,” since the death did not occur, according to this report, due to “carelessness” or “lack of attention.”.

The eight professionals Those accused of Maradona’s death are accused of the crime of homicide with possible intentwhich provides for penalties of between 8 and 25 years in prison.

It’s about the neurosurgeon Luke, the psychiatrist Agustina Cosachovthe psychologist Carlos Angel Diaz, Nancy Edith Forlinithe nurses Madrid and Almirón, their boss Perroni and the clinical doctor Di Spagna.

 
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