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Worn Los Angeles Angels director of public household contributors Eric Kay, who’s accused of distributing the fentanyl that resulted in Angels starting up pitcher Tyler Skaggs‘ overdose death, will bear his trial delayed from December to April after his legal legit shriveled COVID-19.
Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Times reported the news on Kay, who has pled now not guilty to legal charges of distributing the lethal fentanyl to Skaggs and desiring to “hold with the intent to distribute” the drug “starting up in or sooner than 2017,” per Fenno.
William Reagan Wynn, who’s representing Kay, filed a joint scramble claiming he examined sure for COVID-19 on Oct. 28 and has been quarantining ever since.
Skaggs died on July 1, 2019 in his Southlake, Texas hotel room with the Angels on the city to play the Texas Rangers.
Per Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, an autopsy file printed that Skaggs had alcohol and opioids in his system, including fentanyl and oxycodone. He died by technique of “terminal aspiration of gastric contents.”
Per Fenno, Geoffrey Lindenberg, a Drug Enforcement Administration particular agent, said in an affidavit that Skaggs would bear lived if he did now not bear fentanyl in his system.
Kay has admitted to offering fentanyl to Skaggs within the past, per T.J. Quinn of ESPN. Nonetheless, he said he does now not enlighten he gave Skaggs the fentanyl that resulted in his death.
“Kay knowledgeable investigators he illegally got six oxycodone capsules and gave three to Skaggs a day or two sooner than the team left California for the facet toll road time out to Texas, in step with the 2 sources. Kay knowledgeable DEA agents he does now not enlighten the capsules he got for Skaggs were the same ones the pitcher took the day he died because Skaggs veritably would ingest the capsules straight away after receiving them from Kay, the sources said.
“Skaggs moreover texted Kay the day the team left for Texas searching for more oxycodone, a take a look at Kay knowledgeable investigators he was unable to satisfy, the sources said.”
The 27-year-feeble Skaggs pitched for seven MLB seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Angels.