Maradona homicide: Eight carers to face trial in Argentina

The team of carers stands accused of acting in an “inappropriate, deficient and reckless manner”. One lawyer for the defendants confirmed they would appeal, saying: “A guilty party is being sought at all costs and objectivity is being lost.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eight carers for Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, including three personal doctors, two nurses and a psychiatrist, will face trial for “simple homicide” - taking life with intent, which carries a sentence of 8-25 years in prison - according to a ruling released Wednesday.

The team of carers stands accused of acting in an “inappropriate, deficient and reckless manner”. One lawyer for the defendants confirmed they would appeal, saying: “A guilty party is being sought at all costs and objectivity is being lost.”

The former soccer star, who was named as the FIFA Player of the Century . . .

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