A federal decide in Fort Value, Texas, has granted a request to delay the trial of former Los Angeles Angels communications director Eric Kay, agreeing Wednesday that the protection wants extra time to arrange after prosecutors expanded drug expenses towards Kay six days earlier than the trial was to start.
Kay is now scheduled to face trial Jan. 24 in reference to the 2019 dying of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
Federal prosecutors expanded their expenses towards Kay with a superseding indictment Tuesday, saying he distributed the opioid oxycodone, along with the cost he was already going through for distributing fentanyl. Each medicine have been discovered within the physique of Skaggs, who died whereas on a group highway journey in Southlake, Texas.
Of their movement, protection attorneys stated they have been notified Sunday that prosecutors supposed to get the superseding indictment. Kay’s attorneys argued that the choice turned their protection on its head and that they wanted time to arrange for the brand new allegation. Prosecutors opposed the movement, writing, “The defendant and his counsel have been conscious of the proof towards the defendant for months.”
However U.S. District Court docket Decide Terry R. Means agreed that after the federal government amended the costs, the protection was entitled to extra time.
As ESPN reported in 2019, Kay instructed U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration brokers that he repeatedly supplied oxycodone to Skaggs in an association through which Kay would acquire medicine for each of them with Skaggs’ cash. The federal government has stated Kay was successfully a vendor himself, asking drug suppliers to ship opioids to Angel Stadium and offering medicine to quite a few gamers.
An post-mortem decided that Skaggs asphyxiated on his vomit after ingesting oxycodone, fentanyl and grain alcohol.