Leopoldo Luque, Diego Maradona’s doctor, appeared to testify this Monday spontaneously at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of San Isidro, after that on Sunday his office and house were searched by order of the Justice and after ensuring that he did “the best” that he could for him. ex-footballer.
Luque arrived at the San Isidro courts with his lawyer, Julio Rivas, to testify spontaneously before the prosecutors who are investigating the circumstances in which the death of Maradona, although sources from Public ministry They pointed out this Sunday to Efe that the neurosurgeon “is not formally charged” in the case.
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Rivas gave a series of statements to the press where he explained that the idea was that the doctor appear at the Prosecutor’s Office and make yourself “available”, to repeat everything that Luque had declared this Sunday and answer the questions of the prosecutors.
“A statement came out from the Prosecutor’s Office that there were no defendants, but yesterday (Sunday) they raided it,” said Rivas, referring to the searches ordered by the Justice and carried out in the house and the office of Luque.
“For me he is accused because they raided him, but I do not have the record of the indictment, so I cannot say,” he added. Meanwhile, shortly before 9 o’clock, the lawyer of Maradona Matías Morla He defended Luque through a tweet: “I understand and share the prosecution work, but only I know, Dr. Luque, what you did for Diego’s health, how you took care of him, accompanied him and how he loved you. Diego loved you and as his friend I will not leave you alone. You left blood, sweat and tears and the truth always triumphs “.
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the same Morla, last Thursday, stated that he would ask to investigate the death of the star because it was “inexplicable that during 12 hours“I would not have had” attention or control on the part of health personnel dedicated to these ends “and the ambulance” took more than half an hour to arrive. “
In the registry this Sunday, cell phones, computers and the medical history of Maradona. Rivas repeated that Luque “was a friend of Maradona,” not his personal physician. “Those who were next to Maradona know what happened and what was the activity of Luque. He operated on a neurosurgery and it came out perfect, “he said.
“They talk about a team, there was no home hospitalization, it was expensive. The decision was Maradona’s. He was lucid, conscious and could decide what he wanted, “he said.
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Maradona, who suffered from alcohol addiction problems, was admitted to a clinic in La Plata on November 2 due to anemia and dehydration and a day later to a sanitary in Olivos, where shortly after arriving he was operated on for a hematoma subdural in the head.
On the 11th he received the medical discharge and moved to a house in a private neighborhood on the outskirts of Buenos Aires where he died last Wednesday for a heart attack.
“If I am responsible for Diego for something, it was to love him, to take care of him, to extend his life and improve it to the last. I am responsible for that. I did the impossible for that,” Luque declared this Sunday, through tears.
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He explained that to intern Maradona in a psychiatric hospital or subjecting him to rehabilitation without his consent, a judicial procedure was required that could only have been done if he established with “medical and psychiatric criteria” that he was “insane”.
Luque stressed that in the death of the star football “There was no medical error” and he maintained that “Diego had a fortuitous event, a heart attack that, in a patient with his characteristics, is the most common in the world.”
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