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Addiction Specialist & Son Remain Silent As The Investigation Into Prince's Death Rages On

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There's something shady about all of this…

The man who called 911 for Prince during his untimely passing is remaining tight-lipped about his involvement in this particular tragedy. Hmm, go on.

Related: Paul McCartney Plays A 'Hometown Tribute' To Prince

As we previously reported, Andrew Kornfeld flew to be with the Raspberry Beret singer in order to help him with his painkiller addiction. What's odd about this situation is that it is Andrew's dad, Dr. Howard Kornfeld, who was asked by the late icon's rep to come help save Prince from himself.

Rather than just drop everything to be with the Grammy winner, the rehab specialist sent his son

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Man Sentenced To 25 Years For Killing Prom Date During Rough Sex

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Everyone's High School prom is supposed to be a joyous time to remember, but for one Houston couple back in 2014, it ended in tragedy.

On May 17, 2014, a day after MacArthur High School's prom, Eddie Herrera allegedly woke up in his hotel room and found his girlfriend Jackie Gomez dead in the bed next to him.

Related: Percocet Was Reportedly Found In Prince's System When He Died

Eddie called his mom, Melissa Ann Martinez, who is also awaiting trial for her involvement in the teenager's death, before calling 9-1-1 two hours later.

After eight months, Herrera was arrested for his role in Jackie's death and has been on trial since.

On Wednesday, Eddie was officially charged with aggravated assault resulting in Gomez's death and was sentenced to 25 years after admitting during the trial

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Percocet Was Reportedly Found In Prince's System When He Died

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We're learning more about what might have happened to Prince.

On Wednesday, Star Tribune reported that a source close to the investigation of the icon's passing has revealed that the artist had Percocet in his system when he died.

While the toxicology and autopsy results aren't quite finished, the insider explained that the late legend has tested positive for the pain killer.

Related: Prince's 911 Caller Could Face Criminal Charges

However, the confidante stressed that authorities aren't sure if the pill's presence had anything to do with the songsmith's death.

Whether or not the drug contributed to the musician's untimely end, sources have admitted that the rocker had been hooked on the opioid for years, and was even supposed to meet with an addiction specialist the day after he died.

Reports have also said that the emergency landing the 57-year-old made the week before his death was so he could receive emergency treatment for an overdose.

Plus, we do know that the DEA and the US Attorney are both involved in the ongoing investigation.

But we won't know for sure how Prince died until his autopsy results come out.

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Bill Cosby Seeks To Delay Criminal Sexual Assault Case AGAIN

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Wow.

Bill Cosby's legal team is once again trying to delay the comedian's criminal court proceedings.

If you feel like you've read this news before, that's because you basically have.

As we told you last week, a mid-level court made a decision that allowed the Andrea Constand case to go forward — and now, Cosby's attorneys have once again filed an emergency stay in response to that decision.

So basically any decision the court makes, Cosby's team appeals — then appeals again.

Related: Cosby's Alleged Victims Protest Museum's Plan To Honor The TV Star!

The actor's attorneys had been originally fighting the February ruling that decided against throwing out the case, since the previous District Attorney had apparently promised the star that he wouldn't be prosecuted over the alleged assault against the former Temple University employee.

The most recent filing states:

"If this court does not stay those proceedings, Mr. Cosby's fundamental due process right not to be prosecuted and not to be subject to the criminal proceedings will be irreparably lost. Mr. Cosby therefore files this application on an emergency basis."

So as you can see, this whole situation is just a lot of back and forth. Sigh.

No word yet from current Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.

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Prince's 911 Caller May Face Criminal Charges For The Part He Played In The Late Singer's Tragedy

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Well this could certainly complicate things.

On Thursday, it was reported that the man who dialed 911 in regards to Prince's death could be facing criminal charges for the part he played in the late Raspberry Beret singer's tragedy. What??

According to TMZ, Andrew Kornfeld had a synthetic opiate in his backpack at the time of the late icon's passing. It's said that Andrew's father runs a rehab center in Marin County, California. Whoa.

Related: Excerpts From New Prince 911 Call Released

The pills that were discovered in Kornfeld's bag are predominantly used to help addicts wean off drugs like Percocet. In case you forgot, it's been rumored that

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The U.S. Attorney's Office & Drug Enforcement Administration Are Now Investigating Prince's Death

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We can't say we're shocked by this development.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will now investigate Prince's untimely April 21 death. The news comes on the heels of a report suggesting the singer attempted to seek help from a drug addiction specialist prior to his passing.

Related: Prince's Former Assistant Denies Drug Claims

A spokesperson for the Carver County's sheriff's office revealed:

"They have agreed to provide federal resources and expertise in our investigation."

Wow. This is a HUGE deal.

If the singer's opiate addiction is proven to be true, we can only imagine how far this investigation will go. We bet many pharmacists and doctors will be questioned as to how the 57-year-old obtained all these drugs throughout the years.

What's even crazier about this new is we don't even have an official cause of death yet. This just proves how much other evidence authorities have!

So, what do YOU think of this development?

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