Diego Maradona's Death: Nursing Coordinator Denies Responsibility

Diego Maradona's Death: Nursing Coordinator Denies Responsibility

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Diego Maradona died of a heart attack last November at the age of 60 (File).

The coordinator in charge of the nurses that treated Diego Maradona at his home denied any involvement in the football icon's death when interviewed by Argentine prosecutors on Friday.

Mariano Perroni, 40, is the third of seven people under investigation for manslaughter to testify in the case that has gripped the country.

The 1986 World Cup-winning captain died of a heart attack last November at the age of 60, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery for a blood clot.

"I told them I was in charge of nothing more than the (nurses') arrival and departure times. I'm not responsible for any medical action," Perroni told AFP after leaving the public prosecutor's office in San Isidro, on the outskirts of the capital Buenos Aires, where he spent three hours answering questions.

"I don't give medical advice, we relied on the decisions of the doctors in charge."

Prosecutors opened an investigation after a board of experts looking into Maradona's death found he had received inadequate care and was abandoned to his fate for a "prolonged, agonizing period".

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