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Maradona's Medical Personnel to Face Homicide Trial

A person holds an image of the late Argentine football star Diego Maradona in front of riot police during a tribute to Maradona outside the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 2020. 

A person holds an image of the late Argentine football star Diego Maradona in front of riot police during a tribute to Maradona outside the Casa Rosada presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 2020. 

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Buenos Aires (AP) -- An Argentinian judge ruled on Wednesday that eight medical personnel involved in the care of soccer star Diego Maradona will face a public trial for criminal negligence.

Brain surgeon Leopoldo Luque and psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov are among those who will stand trial for homicide, the judge ruled. The trial is not expected to begin until the end of 2023 or early 2024.