12:31 PM PT — Prosecutors tell TMZ Sports … Kay is facing LIFE behind bars if convicted on the charges.
Ex-Angels staffer Eric Kay has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on two counts in the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, court docs show.
Kay — who worked with the Angels in media relations for 24 years — had previously been charged by prosecutors with distribution of the fentanyl that led to Skaggs’ overdose death back in June 2019.
But, the case has since gone to a grand jury — which has now handed down a 2-count indictment against Kay.
According to the documents, Kay was indicted on 1 count of conspiracy to possess fentanyl with the intent to distribute and 1 count of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.
Unclear why the case went to a grand jury after prosecutors had already announced a formal charge against Kay. We’re working on it.
As we previously reported, prosecutors claim to have a text conversation between Kay and Skaggs from the night of the pitcher’s overdose.
In the exchange, Kay asks “Hoe [sic] many?” … to which Skaggs responded, “Just a few like 5.”
Law enforcement officials have said they believe Kay and Skaggs were discussing drugs … clearly implying the exchange proves Kay is the one who supplied the pitcher with the lethal dose of the pills.
Law enforcement also claimed Kay provided “30-milligram oxycodone pills” to Skaggs on multiple 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.
He was only 27.
Originally Published — 10:37 AM PT
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