A Texas grand jury indicted ex-Los Angeles Angels official Eric Kay in death of Tyler Skaggs, ex-Angels pitcher.
The jury has indicted Kay basis two counts. Kay has been charged with offering 27-year-old Skaggs fentanyl which resulted in his sudden death last year. Skaggs died last July. As per the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, Skaggs choked on his puke after using a toxic mix of opioids and alcohol. High amounts of opioids, including fentanyl, oxymorphone and oxycodone, were discovered in his system, as per the test results. Skaggs and Kay allegedly messaged about the medicines the night Skaggs died of overdose.
The jury’s indictment further stated that Kay possessed as well as intended to circulate fentanyl in the beginning or prior to 2017, as per ESPN. Meanwhile, the Angles have refused claiming to any information about Kay circulating opioids among the players, and stated that they were not aware Skaggs had been taking opioids.
Notably, Kay has spent nearly 24 years in the media relations department of the Angels. He was arrested by the authorities in the month of August and said that he was cooperating with the law enforcement.
If convicted, Kay will have to face up to twenty years in jail.