Ex-Angels employee Eric Kay has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on two counts in the pitcher̵
7;s death Tyler Skaggs, shows court documents.
Kay – who worked with the angels in media relations for 24 years – was previously accused by prosecutors of distributing fentanyl leading to Skaggs’ overdose death back in June 2019.
But the case has since gone to a grand jury – which has now handed down a prosecution against Kay against the 2-count.
According to the documents, Kay was charged with 1 count of conspiracy to possess fentanyl with intent to distribute and 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance that resulted in death.
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 to have a text conversation between Kay and Skaggs from night to the pitcher’s overdose.
In the exchange, Kay asks “Hoe [sic] many? “… to which Skaggs replied,” Just a couple like 5. “
Law enforcement officials have said they believe Kay and Skaggs discussed drugs … clearly hinting at the exchange proves Kay is the one who provided the pitcher with the lethal dose of pills.
Police also claimed that Kay supplied “30 mg of oxycodone pills” to Skaggs on several occasions.
Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, TX in July 2019 … hours before the angels were set to play the Texas Rangers.