Medical Examiner In Eric Kay Trial Can’t Say For Certain If Fentanyl Killed Tyler Skaggs

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Jul 17, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Detailed view of a memorial for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs on the outfield wall at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Skaggs, 27, died at a hotel in Southlake, Texas, July 1, 2019, where he was found unresponsive prior to a game against the Texas Rangers. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After Tyler Skaggs’ autopsy, performed in 2019, his death was deemed accidental. But, the medical examiner that performed Skaggs autopsy said Thursday that he couldn’t say for sure that the lethal narcotic fentanyl killed the 27-year-old pitcher. However, fentanyl rendered Skaggs’ death a “higher chance,” according to Dr. Marc Krouse.

Although Krouse was the deputy medical examiner for Tarrant County at the time of Skaggs’ autopsy, he was fired after a 42-year career following a series of autopsy errors last year.

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Read the League of Justice story on the start of the trial here.