It’s been two years since that tragic day in April and I’m still trying to grasp the concept—Prince is never coming back. After a tedious and intensive investigation, Minnesota prosecutors have concluded there will be no criminal charges in the icon’s death.
Prince didn’t know he was taking fentanyl, a painkiller 30-50 times stronger than heroin, at the time of his death. Still, citing a lack of evidence, Carver County (Minn.) Attorney Mark Metz announced in a news conference on Thursday that there will be no criminal charges filed in relation to Prince’s overdose death.
As CNN reports, Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose after taking counterfeit Vicodin pills that were laced with the deadly opiate.
“Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him,” Metz said. But he also added that there was no evidence showing how he got the pills, and no evidence that those around him knew about the pills’ makeup. “We simply do not have sufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime related to Prince’s death.”
Although no one will be found criminally liable for Prince’s death, CNN notes that a Minnesota doctor who saw Prince twice in the weeks leading up to his accidental overdose agreed to pay $30,000 to settle civil allegations that he prescribed drugs to an associate of Prince’s knowing that the famed musician himself would take them. The medication in question—a one-time prescription of Percocet—was prescribed to Prince’s former drummer and longtime friend Kirk Johnson.
Though, Michael Jackson’s lawyer wasn’t as smooth of a criminal, it’s seems Dr. Michael Schulenberg moonwalked himself right out of sharing a cell with a few of Minnesota’s permanent prison residents.
While I have never really bought into the whole Illuminati conspiracy—I won’t dismiss it either. I’ll also electric slide past the fact he died the same way as Michael Jackson. Coincidence—maybe, or maybe not. However, I do find it quite interesting that although no criminal charges are being filed—another doctor seems to be in the mix of an icon’s death. Another coincidence—maybe, or maybe not.
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