A-B Heir Sued Over Girlfriend's Drug Death

8 years 8 months 1 week ago Thursday, March 31 2011 Mar 31, 2011 Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:21:00 PM CDT March 31, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The family of a 27-year-old model who authorities say died last year of a drug overdose in the St. Louis-area home of August Busch IV is suing the Anheuser-Busch heir, accusing the boyfriend of carelessness and negligence in the death.

The wrongful-death lawsuit filed Thursday in St. Louis County on behalf of Adrienne Martin's surviving 8-year-old son seeks unspecified damages. Authorities have said Martin had cocaine and the prescription painkiller oxycodone in her system when she died last December.

An autopsy identified an oxycodone overdose as Martin's cause of death, but a prosecutor said she had taken lethal levels of both drugs. Prosecutors said in February that no criminal charges would be
filed against Busch. Busch's attorney says his client denies any liability in Martin's death.

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