Former collaborator of the angels Eric Kay was indicted by a grand jury in Texas on two counts of the pitcher̵
7;s death Tyler Skaggs, show court documents.
Kay – who has worked with the Angels in media relations for 24 years – had previously been charged by prosecutors with distributing fentanyl which led to Skaggs’ death from an overdose in June 2019.
But the case has since passed to a grand jury, which has now issued a 2-count indictment against Kay.
According to the documents, Kay was indicted for 1 count of conspiracy to possess fentanyl with intent to distribute and 1 count for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.
It’s unclear why the case went to a grand jury after prosecutors had already announced a formal indictment against Kay. We’re working on it.
As we previously reported, prosecutors claim they did a text conversation between Kay and Skaggs since the night of the pitcher’s overdose.
In the exchange, Kay asks “Hoe [sic] lot of? “… to which Skaggs replied:” Only a few like 5. “
Law enforcement said they believe Kay and Skaggs were discussing drugs … clearly implying that the exchange proves that Kay is the one who supplied the pitcher with the lethal dose of the pills.
Law enforcement also claimed that Kay provided “30 milligram oxycodone pills” to Skaggs. on several occasions.
Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas in July 2019 … hours before the Angels played with the Texas Rangers.
He was only 27 years old.