Ricardo Almiron, 37, the football star's night nurse, spent more than seven hours in the San Isidro prosecutor's office on Monday in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.
He is believed to have lied by claiming that the football icon was sleeping and breathing normally hours before his death as the autopsy revealed he was in agony.
Diego Maradona, who suffered from kidney, liver and heart problems, died in 2020 of a heart attack alone at his residence in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires, just weeks after undergoing brain surgery for a blood clot.
He was 60 years old.
Six other members of the healthcare team will be heard
The nurse "had been ordered not to wake the patient" but nevertheless "had the wisdom to carry out his task" of surveillance, assured his lawyer Franco Chiarelli on leaving this interrogation.
“My client has always treated Maradona as a patient with psychiatric complexity, a problem related to abstinence,” the lawyer added to the press.
Retired from the land at 37, Maradona had sunk into drugs and alcohol, multiplying cardiac incidents, detoxification cures, phases of obesity, at the risk of his health.
Investigation for manslaughter: the doctor of Maradona evokes "an unmanageable patient"
Six other members of Diego Maradona's medical team, including his personal doctor and psychiatrist, must also be heard by the Argentine prosecution as part of an investigation for "manslaughter with aggravating circumstances" opened by the San Isidro prosecution. .
The latter indeed considers that his death, on November 25, 2020, is the result of professional misconduct and negligence on the part of the medical team.
The seven members of the nursing staff are accused of not having ensured "the correct administration of prescribed drugs and psychotropic drugs".
The last of the seven to be heard, on June 28, will be 39-year-old neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, Maradona's personal physician.
Two daughters of the ex-captain of the Argentina team, Gianinna, 32, and Jana, 25, had shortly after the death publicly pointed out the practitioner's responsibility for the deterioration of their father's state of health. , triggering legal proceedings.