Adrienne Martin

August Busch IV
1:47 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

$1.75M Settlement Reached In August Busch IV Case

Adrienne Martin was the girlfriend of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. She was found dead at his estate on Dec. 19. A wrongful death suit filed against Busch on behalf of Martin's 8-year-old son has been settled today.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Former beer baron August Busch IV has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over his former girlfriend's accidental drug overdose death.

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Wrongful Death Suit
7:43 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Judge Denies Deposition Request in Martin Wrongful Death Hearing

Adrienne Martin (Bill Greenblatt/UPI)
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Jacob McCleland contributed reporting from Cape Girardeau.

A Cape Girardeau judge denied a deposition request on Tuesday in the wrongful death hearing of Adrienne Martin, the 27-year-old woman who died of a drug overdose in August Busch IV’s mansion in 2010.

Martin’s mother, Christine Trampler, requested depositions of Busch and three others.  But Judge William Syler denied her request because it would further drag out the year-and-a-half old case.

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Death at Busch Home
10:08 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Judge blocks settlement in death at Busch home

August A. Busch IV in 2008.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A judge in Cape Girardeau has postponed approval of a $1.5 million settlement in a woman's death at the home of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV.

Busch had offered the settlement to a lawsuit filed by the ex-husband of Adrienne Martin, who died of a drug overdose Dec. 19 in Busch's mansion near St. Louis.

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Morning round-up
9:30 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, April 1, 2011

August A. Busch IV in 2008.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Martin Family Files Suit Against August Busch IV

A wrongful-death lawsuit filed against former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV over the drug overdose death of his girlfriend has set off a squabble within her family. The lawsuit filed Thursday accuses Busch of carelessness and negligence in the December death of 27-year-old Adrienne Martin at Busch's estate. It seeks unspecified damages for her 8-year-old son.

An autopsy identified an accidental oxycodone overdose as Martin's cause of death, though it showed she also had cocaine in her system.

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Death at Busch Home
1:31 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Wrongful death suit filed against August Busch IV

Adrienne Martin was the girlfriend of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. She was found dead at his estate on Dec. 19. A wrongful death suit has been filed against Busch today on behalf of Martin's 8-year-old son.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

A wrongful death suit has been filed against August Busch IV on behalf of the son of Busch's deceased girlfriend, Adrienne Martin, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

According to the newspaper:

The case, filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court, seeks unspecified damages on behalf of Blake Alexander Martin, age 8. His father, Dr. Kevin Martin, is a plaintiff as his guardian. The suit claims "carelessness and negligence" by Busch.

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Morning round-up
9:32 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Morning headlines: Coleman trial postponed, STL city leaders blasting Nixon, no charges in Martin overdose death, IL Gov Quinn releases docs on budget cuts

Christopher Coleman's trial has been postponed so defense attorneys can review DNA evidence. A hearing is scheduled for April 15. (flickr/SLPRnews)
  • According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a judge has postponed the trial of Christopher Coleman, who's accused of killing his wife and sons. His defense lawyers asserted they needed more time to examine DNA evidence. Jury selection in the trial was to begin Tuesday. On Thursday, the judge also denied a defense effort to exclude Coleman's taped six-hour interview with Columbia police on May 5, 2009, the day the bodies were found in the family's home.
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Death at Busch Home
3:29 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Report says Adrienne Martin died of accidental overdose

Adrienne Martin was the girlfriend of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. She was found dead at his estate on Dec. 19. Martin's cause of death was released today. (UPI/Handout)

Updated 3:29 p.m. Feb. 10, 2011:

Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced today that Martin had lethal levels of both oxycodone and cocaine in her blood when she died, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. He said that neither Martin nor Busch had a prescription for the oxycodone.

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Morning round-up
9:22 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Morning headlines: Mo. preparing for execution, Ill. cities deplete snow budgets, cocaine and oxydone found in Adrienne Martin's blood

Martin Link is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, Feb. 9 for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Elissa Self in 1991. (Mo. Dept. of Corrections website)

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Death at Busch Home
11:05 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Report on Adrienne Martin could come this week

Adrienne Martin was the girlfriend of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. She was found dead at his estate on Dec. 19. Martin's toxicology results are back but are still being evaluated. (UPI/Handout)
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Toxicology results for Adrienne Martin are back, but officials with the St. Louis County Medical Examiner's office are still evaluating those results as they try to determine what killed her.

Martin was the girlfriend of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV. She was found dead at his estate on Dec. 19.

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