Novelist Paul Auster’s son Daniel dies of accidental drug overdose while awaiting trial for killing baby daughter with heroin and fentanyl
- Daniel Auster, 44, died on Tuesday from an accidental overdose
- He was out on bail and facing charges of manslaughter stemming from the November 1 death of his 10-month-old daughter, Ruby
The 44-year-old son of novelist Paul Auster has been found dead of a drug overdose, while awaiting trial for the manslaughter of his 10-month-old daughter Ruby.
Daniel Auster, 44, was found dead on Tuesday. He admitted to doing heroin then falling asleep with his daughter in his care. When he awoke she had ingested enough drugs to ‘render and adult unconscious’ He was charged with manslaughter, child endangerment and criminally negligent homicide, and was awaiting trial when he died