According to ESPN, seven medical professionals have been charged with murder in connection with the death of Argentine great Diego Maradona.
Prosecutors in Argentina have sued Leopoldo Luque, a neurosurgeon, and Agustina Cosachov, a psychiatrist, along with five others.
According to the paper, Argentina’s prosecutor’s office demanded that the seven indicted not be allowed to leave the country.
The crime of “simple murder with the intent to kill” carries a 25-year prison term.
The prosecutor’s office convened a medical board to decide if there was proof of culpable homicide in connection with the icon’s death.
According to ESPN, the board reported in a study that the medical team that treated Maradona prior to his death behaved “inappropriately, deficiently and recklessly,” leaving him “to his own devices.”
Hundreds of fans recently shouted at a rally that “Maradona didn’t die, he was murdered,” as members of Maradona’s family requested justice.
Maradona, 60, died of a heart attack two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain last November.
Before his death, he was released from the hospital eight days after the operation and started recovery at home.
The Argentine legend is one of football’s most decorated players.
In nearly two decades of club play, Maradona scored 259 goals and won nine club championships.
His most famous appearance came in the 1986 World Cup, when he scored the controversial “Hand of God” goal in the final to help Argentina beat West Germany.
- Diego Maradona: Gustavo Garella, Getty