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Daniel Auster arrested for manslaughter in his daughter’s drug-related death

Daniel Auster, the Brooklyn father arrested for manslaughter in the drug-related death of his young daughter in Park Slope, was handcuffed from Brooklyn Criminal Court to Methodist Hospital in Park Slope late Saturday for treatment.

Auster, 44, the son of award-winning writer Paul Auster, was due to be tried in the case in a night court before being abruptly taken to hospital.

Photos from The Post show the defendant wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans and a mask as he is escorted to the back of an ambulance by NYPD officers.

It is not clear why he was treated. He is now due to appear in court on Sunday.

Auster was caring for his 10-month-old daughter, Ruby, on the afternoon of November 1 when paramedics responded to an 911 call from his Brooklyn home and found the child unconscious and unresponsive.

She was taken to Methodist Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Daniel Auster is brought from Brooklyn Criminal Court in handcuffs to be treated at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope Brooklyn.
Daniel Auster is brought from Brooklyn Criminal Court in handcuffs to be treated at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope Brooklyn.
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Daniel Auster, seen in exclusive Post photos when he was arrested, is expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on April 17, 2022.
Daniel Auster, seen in exclusive Post photos when he was arrested, is expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court on April 17, 2022.
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Exclusive photos of Daniel Auster following his arrest on April 16, 2022.
Exclusive photos of Daniel Auster following his arrest on April 16, 2022.
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An autopsy revealed Ruby died of a fentanyl and heroin overdose, authorities said.

How Ruby ingested the drugs is unclear, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

Auster was arrested Friday night and charged with manslaughter and manslaughter, police said.

An autopsy revealed Ruby died of a fentanyl and heroin overdose, authorities said.
An autopsy revealed Ruby died of a fentanyl and heroin overdose, authorities said.
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Over two decades ago, Auster pleaded guilty to stealing $3,000 from drug dealer Andre “Angel” Melendez – who was nefariously killed in 1996 by his roommate, New York party promoter “Club Kid Killer” Michael Alig.

His father, Paul Auster, has won numerous international awards for his books, including titles such as The New York Trilogy, The Book of Illusions and Moon Palace. His mother is an author and translator Lydia Davis. Davis and Auster divorced in 1978.

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