Paul Auster’s baby grandson has enough drug in system to ‘knock adults out’

The adult son of acclaimed author Paul Auster confessed to giving his 10-month-old baby Narcan after a prosecutor said the baby died from having ingested enough heroin and fentanyl to ‘knock out an adult.’

Daniel Auster, 44, said he woke up on November 1 to see his daughter Ruby’s ‘blue lips and stiff eyes’ and tried to save her using an opioid overdose medication. Officers later arrived to find the baby lifeless, taking him to a local hospital before doctors there declared him dead.

He said he had taken heroin that day and given the baby treatment ‘just in case I screw up’ according to DA Assistant Tien Tran, who spoke at Daniel’s indictment in Brooklyn Sunday.

Auster faces charges of murder, criminal negligence and child endangerment in connection with his death.

Tran said Ruby was found with an alarming amount of fentanyl and heroin in her body, although police have yet to determine how they got into her body.

Daniel Auster also admitted to authorities that he kept ‘a packet of glass heroin’ in his bathroom.

Daniel Auster's daughter, Ruby (pictured above), was found dead at her Park Slope home

Daniel Auster’s daughter, Ruby (pictured above), was found dead at her Park Slope home

In many photos, Auster is seen posing with his little girl, or hugging her

In many photos, Auster is seen posing with his little girl, or hugging her

Daniel's father, Paul Auster, may be America's most famous postmodern novelist known for The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions, and Moon Palace, but the couple's relationship seems estranged.

Daniel’s father, Paul Auster, may be America’s most famous postmodern novelist known for The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions, and Moon Palace, but the couple’s relationship seems estranged.

An autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner found Ruby died of acute poisoning caused by the combined effects of fentanyl and heroin.

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The case was later ruled as homicide after police conferred with the Kings County District Attorney’s office.

Auster is currently awaiting indictment in the Brooklyn Criminal Court.

Her Instagram page is full of photos of her daughter and mother, and in many she is seen posing with her little girl, or hugging her.

Daniel Auster, 44, was arrested on Friday night on charges of manslaughter and murder for criminal negligence.

Daniel Auster, 44, was arrested on Friday night on charges of manslaughter and murder for criminal negligence.

Auster's Instagram page is full of photos of her daughter and mother

Auster’s Instagram page is full of photos of her daughter and mother

Daniel Auster was caring for his 10 month old daughter Ruby at his Park Slope home when 911 was called

Daniel Auster was caring for his 10 month old daughter Ruby at his Park Slope home when 911 was called

This is not the first time Daniel Auster has come into contact with the law.

During his teenage years, Daniel started going to clubs in New York City and became heavily involved with drugs, according to The New Yorker.

At the age of 18, in 1996, when he was eighteen years old, Daniel was present at the apartment when a drug dealer named Andre ‘Angel’ Melendez was notoriously murdered by the Killer’s Club Kids’ Michael Alig, who was a former nightclub promoter. , and his roommate, Robert Riggs.

Daniel was given $3,000 of Melendez’s money in exchange for his silence.

He later pleaded guilty to possession of stolen goods and was given five years probation.

Daniel Auster pictured with his father Paul, in this shot from his youth

Daniel Auster pictured with his father Paul, in this shot from his youth

Daniel is pictured with his father as a child in a touching photo posted to his Instagram, titled 'Me and pops'

Daniel is pictured with his father as a child in a touching photo posted to his Instagram, titled ‘Me and pops’

The troubled son of New York writer Paul Auster, Daniel, has been charged in connection with the drug overdose death of his baby girl

The troubled son of New York writer Paul Auster, Daniel, has been charged in connection with the drug overdose death of his baby girl

Daniel regularly posted photos of his wife and daughter, Ruby, before his death last year

Daniel regularly posted photos of his wife and daughter, Ruby, before his death last year

The trio dress up for Halloween in a scene from Wizard of Oz with Daniel as the heartless Tin Man and his wife as Dorothy.

The trio dress up for Halloween in a scene from Wizard of Oz with Daniel as the heartless Tin Man and his wife as Dorothy.

He also had a string of other arrests including multiple drug possessions in 2008 and 2010.

In 2009 he was charged with petit theft and possession of stolen goods.

Daniel’s father, Paul Auster, may be America’s most famous postmodern novelist known for The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions, and Moon Palace, but the couple’s relationship seems estranged.

Daniel’s mother, Paul Auster’s first wife, is author Lydia Davis.

During the 1995 film Auster Smoke, starring Harvey Keitel and William Hurt, about the lives of people who frequent the Brooklyn tobacco shop, Paul’s son Daniel played a book thief.

Paul Auster's second wife, Siri Hustvedt, left, who is also a writer, has never spoken about their stepson, Daniel.  This couple was photographed in 2016

Paul Auster’s second wife, Siri Hustvedt, left, who is also a writer, has never spoken about their stepson, Daniel. This couple was photographed in 2016

Although real-world contact between Daniel and his father appears to be non-existent, Auster has written Daniel into his work.

In his 2004 novel, Oracle Night, it is narrated by a writer named Trause whose son is a drug addict who terrorizes his stepmother.

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During a 2006 Guardian interview, Paul Auster’s second wife Siri Hustvedt, who is also a writer, refused to talk about her stepson.

‘Yes. You know, I’m not going to talk about all that, no. No.’ he said with tears in his eyes.

‘You know, I’m married to a writer, and this — writing — is a strange endeavor. It’s something we both support very strongly. I was always behind Paul, and he was always behind me. I have a very strong family.’

It seems the family tackled Daniel’s troubled past and uncertain present by writing about him in their own fiction.

During Auster's 1995 film Smoke, starring Harvey Keitel and William Hurt, about the lives of people who frequent the Brooklyn tobacco shop, Paul's son Daniel plays the book thief, center, in a scene from the film.

During Auster’s 1995 film Smoke, starring Harvey Keitel and William Hurt, about the lives of people who frequent the Brooklyn tobacco shop, Paul’s son Daniel plays the book thief, center, in a scene from the film.

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