The night nurse of Diego Maradona, the first member of his medical team to appear Monday before the Argentine prosecutor’s office, denied having abandoned his patient to a slow agony, ensuring that he “received orders not to wake him up”.
According to Franco Chiarelli, the nurse’s lawyer, his client “noticed some warning signs”, which he transmitted, but that only “professionals who had an understanding of the situation” could interpret.
He said that he was not informed of Maradonna’s heart problems. “His superiors told him not to disturb the patient. My client had the wisdom to carry out his task (of monitoring) without the patient feeling invaded”, stressed the lawyer at the end of Monday’s long interrogation.
Ricardo Almiron, 37, spent more than seven hours in the office of the prosecutor of San Isidro, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires: he is suspected of having lied by affirming that the idol of the soccer slept and breathed normally a few hours before his death, whereas the autopsy revealed that he was in agony.