Former Los Angeles Angels communications director Eric Kay was convicted Thursday on charges that he distributed a fentanyl-laced opioid to Tyler Skaggs that resulted in the 2019 death of the pitcher.
A jury of 10 women and two men deliberated for less than three hours in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth before returning guilty verdicts on charges that Kay possessed and distributed a controlled substance and another accusing him of “knowingly and intentionally” giving fentanyl to Skaggs on a road trip to Arlington, Texas, where Skaggs died on July 1, 2019. A toxicology report determined Skaggs died after ingesting oxycodone, alcohol and fentanyl and choking on his vomit.
Kay’s conviction brings a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison. Judge Terry Means set sentencing for June 28.
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