Diego Maradona‘s nurse has reportedly admitted that she lied about giving the football legend a check-up on the day he died.
A team of nurses had been taking care of the football legend after he had an operation earlier this month for a blood clot on his brain.
A nurse working with Maradona told investigators she lied about entering his bedroom the morning he died, reports the Mirror.
Maradona died, aged 60, at his home near Buenos Aires, on Wednesday morning.
In a report to their employer, private medical firm Medidom, the nurse who had been on overnight duty said at 6.30am that Maradona was breathing normally.
The nurse who took over said that she heard Maradona use the toilet at 7:30am but did not enter his room.
She then claimed she tried to check Maradona's vital signs at 9:20am but he refused.
However, it is claimed that she did not check on him but instead was “made to lie” for the report.
Investigators said: “What the witness added…is that she was made to write in a report for Medidom…that she had tried to monitor Maradona’s vital signs when the reality is she let him rest.”
The nurse said that when she saw Maradona at noon he was non-responsive and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Medidom has not responded to the Mirror's claims.
Health chiefs also initially feared the football star had been “murdered” and likened his death to a famous Argentinian mystery.
State prosecutors are analysing CCTV footage near Maradona's home but have said there is nothing to point to any criminality.
Post-mortem results revealed Maradona had suffered heart failure caused by a blood clot.
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