Diego Maradona's death under investigation as doctor's properties raided
Maradona passed away at the age of 60
The Argentine authorities have launched an investigation into the death of footballing icon Diego Maradona, who passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday.
As part of the investigation, a court has ordered a search of the properties of Maradona's personal doctor.
A statement issued by the prosecutor’s office read:
“Yesterday (Saturday) the investigation and substantiation of evidence continued with the taking of statements from people including direct relatives of the deceased.
“By virtue of the evidence that was collected, it was considered necessary to request searches at the home and office of doctor Leopoldo Luque."
Maradona’s lawyer, Matias Moria, on Thursday said he would ask for a full investigation of the circumstances of the soccer legend’s death, criticising what he said was a slow response by emergency service.
“The ambulance took more than half an hour to arrive, which was a criminal idiocy,” Matias said on Thursday in a Twitter post.
AFP are now reporting that Maradona's doctor is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter.
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 29, 2020