Fifth player testifies to buying opioids from Eric Kay; closing arguments next in trial involving Tyler Skaggs’ death

Feb 16, 2022

After the government used nearly six days to try to prove its case against former Angels employee Eric Kay, his defense team needed only a couple of hours before resting its case Wednesday in the criminal trial involving the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday morning, and jury deliberations will likely begin after that; jurors are tasked with deciding whether the government proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Kay provided fentanyl-laced pills to Skaggs, that the fentanyl killed Skaggs, and that there’s a preponderance of evidence that Kay gave Skaggs the pills in Texas.

Source: The Athletic
(Photo of Eric Kay: LM Otero / Associated Press)