Former Los Angeles Angels worker Eric Kay was indicted Friday on two counts within the overdose dying of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
A federal grand jury in Texas charged Kay with knowingly giving Skaggs the fentanyl that resulted in his dying final yr.
The inidictment additionally alleged Kay conspired to own with intent to distribute fentanyl “starting in or earlier than 2017.”
Skaggs, 27, was discovered useless on July 1, 2019, after police responded to a report of an unconscious man in a resort room in Southlake, Texas. He was pronounced useless on the scene after choking on his vomit with a poisonous mixture of alcohol and the highly effective painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, the Tarrant County (Texas) health worker’s workplace stated final August.
Kay, who labored within the Angels’ media relations division for twenty-four years, was arrested by federal authorities in August. He hadn’t entered a plea.
The seven-page post-mortem report on Skaggs confirmed 38 nanograms per milliliter of oxycodone, an opioid treatment prescribed to deal with extreme ache, and three.8 nanograms per milliliter of fentanyl, a extremely concentrated painkiller that’s considerably stronger than oxycodone. It additionally confirmed a blood alcohol degree of 0.122%; 0.08% is taken into account legally impaired.
After the post-mortem was launched, Skaggs’ household revealed by authorized counsel that an unnamed Angels worker was tied to an ongoing investigation by the Southlake Police Division.
The Related Press contributed to this report.