Ex-Angels personnel Eric Kay was accused by a grand jury in Texas of two counts in the death of the pitcher Tyler Skaggs, show court documents.
Kay – who has worked with the Angels on media relations for 24 years – was previously charged by prosecutors for distributing fentanyl that led to the overdose of Skaggs’ death in June 2019.
But, the case went to a grand jury – which has now filed a 2-count charge against Kay.
According to the documents, Kay was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to obtain fentanyl with intent to distribute and 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.
It is unclear why the case went to a grand jury after prosecutors announced a formal case against Kay. We do it.
As we have noted before, prosecutors claim they have a text conversation between Kay and Skaggs from the night of overdose pitcher.
In exchange, Kay asked “Hoe [sic] many? “… Which to Skaggs replied,” Some just like 5. “
Law enforcement officials say they believe Kay and Skaggs are discussing the drugs … clearly indicating the exchange proves that Kay is the one who supplied the pitcher of the deadly dose of pills.
Law enforcement also claims Kay gave “30-milligram oxycodone pills” to Skaggs on many occasions.
Skaggs is found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, TX in July 2019 … a few hours before the Angels were set to play the Texas Rangers.