Charges for Prince's death could be announced Thursday

20 April, 2018, 01:19 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Charging Decision in Prince's Death Coming Thursday

No one will be charged in the accidental overdose of musical artist Prince, a Minnesota county prosecutor announced at a Thursday press conference held nearly exactly two years after the singer's untimely death at age 57. Though it had been known for some time that Prince had died of an accidental overdose of the synthetic opiate fentanyl, the confidential report revealed that the concentration of the painkiller was "exceedingly high". Metz insists there is nothing to suggest Prince knew he was ingesting the powerful opioid.

Prince was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016.

Search warrants unsealed about a year after Prince died showed that authorities searched his home, cellphone records of associates and his email accounts to try to determine how he got the drug.

The county attorney says despite Schulenberg's decision to issue an illegal prescription there is no evidence the Percocet prescribed had anything to do with Prince's death, or that either Schulenberg or Johnson has ties to the counterfeit Vicodin that killed him. A friend of Prince reportedly reached out to a specialist to help the singer with his addiction, but the appointment was not scheduled until the day after he was found dead, on April 22.

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Researchers found signs that Prince suffered from distress and that countless of varied sorts of pain killers were seen according to Metz.

Metz said that a lack of evidence led to them not filling charges in the case.

"The fact that criminal charges are not brought certainly does not mean that some person or persons associated with Prince did not assist or enable Prince in obtaining the counterfeit Vicodin", he said.

The source of the fentanyl dose that killed the singer is still unknown.

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Neither Prince's name, nor that of his drummer and assistant Kirk Johnson, appears in the civil settlement agreement. Prince did not have any prescriptions for Fentanyl.

Schulenberg has agreed to pay $30,000 to the federal government to settle alleged drug violations for the writing the prescription.

Oxycodone, the generic name for the active ingredient in OxyContin, was not listed as a cause of Prince's death.

WCCO's Mary McGuire spoke with one longtime fan before the announcement on charges was made this morning. On March 22, however, a court in nearby Anoka County ruled in favor of releasing the report to the heirs' legal team so that it could assess whether grounds for a civil case of wrongful death existed.

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