Ex-angels Eric Kay was convicted by a grand jury in Texas on two counts of death pitcher Tyler Skaggs, court documents are shown.
Kay, who worked with the Angels in media relations for 24 years, was previously accused by prosecutors of distributing fentanyl, which led to his death from an overdose of Skaggs back in June 2019.
But since then, the case has passed to a grand jury, which has now filed a 2-year indictment against Kay.
According to the documents, Kay was charged with 1 conspiracy to possess fentanyl with intent to distribute and 1 distribution of a controlled substance, which led to his death.
It is unclear why the case went to a grand jury after prosecutors announced a formal indictment against Kay. We are working on it.
As we previously reported, prosecutors say they have text conversation between Kay and Skaggs from a night of pitcher overdose.
In exchange, Kay asks “Hoe [sic] many? “… to which Skaggs replied, ‘Only a few, like 5.’
Police said they believed Kay and Skaggs were discussing drugs … apparently the exchange indicated that Kay was the one who supplied the pitcher with a lethal dose of pills.
Law enforcement also said Kay gave Skaggs “30 mg oxycodone tablets.” repeatedly.
Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, in July 2019 … a few hours before the Angels were to play Texas Rangers