Former Angels employee was found guilty on both counts he was facing in the criminal trial related to the death of Tyler Skaggs. He will now move to sentencing where he faces a minimum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.
Kay is now in custody and will be sentenced on June 28th.
The closing arguments that won the case are here:
Stay tuned to CtPG as we follow the sentencing and subsequent civil trials.
Arte should settle the civil case and fire Carpino immediately. I see no other way to put this behind them in a way that establishes some kind of public trust that the organization understands how shitty this all has been in in ways besides “it might cost us some money and we want to fight the widow for our money”
Agreed. I’ll take it another step. Arte should realize that the marketing clowns he has below him (Carpino, Kuhn and a few others) must go. Settle, clean house, hire a competent President of Baseball Operations. That sounds good to me.
Even if all this Skaggs crap was happening to the Brewers Arte should fire Carpino, Kuhl and friends. They just plain suck.
Soooo…. now the lame as f*** civil suit where a couple crying ladies declare they need more millions of dollars because, though they had no idea their precious Ty Ty was a junkie, Ol’ Cheapnevil and his minions were supposed to know what a few dudes were getting up to in the Umpire’s closet and that said same junkies were junkies. Cause the executive office of a major sports org is a way more intimate interpersonal setting than say, I don’t know, a bedroom, car or dinner table. How could Arte not have known?
Yes, another case of no fucks
It is sad that old Tyler drank from the fire hose. I just don’t think every tragedy should be cause for litigation.
None of us were there and we only were reading snippets from the media. Not one of us can really say how all the evidence was presented or what it showed. Also – Kay makes a poor appearance and any good trial lawyer will tell you that juries often decide cases on whether they like or dislike a party.
For people to go with their gut, emotional reaction and express opinions of guilt or innocence based on that emotion or feeling is completely irrelevant and the equivalent of tabloid journalism.
I bet Kay wishes he’d done this in LA County so Gentle George the Defensive DA could label him “differently entrepreneurial” and a “unique friend” of Skaggs and get him sentenced to time served plus 300 hrs community service.
Good luck with that on a Murder 2 count.
YOU DARE DOUBT THE POWER AND MORAL RECTALTUDE OF GENTLE GEORGE!
Of course he wishes he’d done this in LA. No federal charges, softest DA in the nation. Every criminal wishes they operated in LA. And based on the trends, it looks like they do.
Right up there with SF DA Chesa Boudin.
California cities should have known that DAs with names like George Gascon and Chesa Boudin would turn out this way. They need to elect guys with names like Bruce Sledgeblast and Tom Chiselchest…. Dagger O’Malley.
Next county Sheriff…. Afterglow Fellatiodad, the first non-binary law person with a hard on for crime.
Enjoy prison, bud.
He can find a lot of customers based on where he is going.
Isn’t he going to federal prison? Or is it state?
Ehhhh…. he brought drugs across state lines…. usually that’s federal, but there are so many convolutions to these laws….
I think it’s state.
It’s federal. The reports are from the federal courthouse, so…
Good news: much nicer conditions and a lot less rapey.
Bad news: not overcrowded so you actually do your time; at least 85% of it.
This will change nothing.
All those arm injuries… canary in Carpino’s coal mine… don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time… we can only hope solace for the Skaggs family and that this is but one domino crashing its transformatve energy into the next one alon g the way to making this organization accountable, humane and in pursui of integrity because as of today only the surface of accountability has been scratched.
The Angels need to file a lawsuit against the Skaggs family for the same reason they are filing against the Angels. They apparently were negligent as well.
Justified verdict and…Don’t mess with Texas. Juries here render just punishments not slaps on the wrist.
This will continue to get worse before it gets better. Ugh
Oddly, it turned out to be more than Kay to me. I give no fucks no about him and don’t really care he was prosecuted let alone guilty. The team was shitty for several years and a major reason is that key players were drug addicts. I wasted my time cheering for a lost cause. I guess I know this from the trial but my interest waned from watching a lifeless team. I didn’t know but I knew.
It does explain why Tyler never quite made the jump to elite…he had the stuff to be that.
I was just going to come on here and say something similar. It’s no wonder these clowns couldn’t win.
Fentanyl is coming across the border and killing people in huge numbers. You think politicians in those states would want to slow the flow of into their states.
Manfred- “The bad apples are rounded up, nothing to see here, move along.”
for some reason I think this is a scapegoat conviction.
A non management somebody has to fall on their sword.
Fentanyl is the #1 target of the DEA. And for good reason. This does look similar to the crack epidemic when the government targeted higher profile crimes linked to a certain drug and threw the book at those convicted to “send a message.”
Meanwhile, for the Chinese drug manufacturers and the Mexican Cartels, none of them are going to prison so they will keep pumping this poison into our communities. And we’ll keep buying it.
The facts you are seeing and mentioning are dangerous racism. No more Facetikgramtwat for you my friend. Yourtube is gonna get stuffed with justice if you keep being honest and correct about this shit.
I know and nothing about the Skaggs family who knew he was doing drugs. I don’t think people realize how many Eric Kay’s are out there. If they rounded up all of the Eric Kay’s there wouldn’t be many people left in this world.
Anybody who has spent any time in the drug scene knows Eric Kay’s are common. They use drugs habitually and are likely addicted at some level. They subsidize their own usage by selling a bit on the side. Buy 20, keep 4 or 5 for free.
In Kay’s case he also liked being buddies with pro athletes. He probably felt cool for about the only time in his life. Here he was, chubby desk guy snorting lines with last night’s starter. So in that case Kay was higher up the food chain than the average druggie.
But, yes, if we rounded up all the Eric Kay’s out there, be their drug of choice coke or meth or e or opiates, there would be a ton of people missing.
Attorneys are starting to go balls out putting away “the dealer” who provided the deadly concoction. Legislation is gaining traction. Kay’s fingerprints are all over this.
What we didn’t see or hear of, is where did Kay get the pills from? He is by no means, the top of the food chain in this.
Agree, but a current case nearby, they want to NAIL, the guy who have a 20-year old girl, the pills. I’m all for tougher laws.
I don’t know. Not that others higher up in the FO didn’t suspect anything, or may have even been looking the other way, but Kay was the one being Venmo’ed. That’s more than just a scapegoat.
I think he means the entire MLB is going to high five and yell, “We got heem! Yes, the evil is defeated, the promblem solved! no need to ever discuss this again, we got him!”
Problem solved except for those pesky alcoholic addicts that are still using.
Jeff, I read elsewhere that the 20 years for Kay is the minimum. It said he could get up to life in prison. How sure are you that you got that right about 20 yrs as the max ?
You are right. I will edit.