By Leisa Zigman
Cape Girardeau, MO (KSDK) - Christine Trampler, the mother of 27-year-old Adrienne Martin, spoke exclusively to NewsChannel 5 about many unanswered questions involving the death of her daughter at the home of former beer CEO, August Busch IV.
On Tuesday, a judge in Cape Girardeau will listen to motions in the wrongful death hearing involving Busch.
Trampler says she is coming forward because she hopes the judge will allow her legal team to depose Busch, two Frontenac police officers, and another witness who were inside Busch's Huntleigh compound on December 19, 2010, when her daughter's body was discovered.
Trampler told NewsChannel 5 exclusively, "There were people in the home the night before Adrienne died. They were there visiting and socializing. No one ever made me or my attorneys aware of this fact. We just found out because one of these witnesses came to my attorneys and had information they felt I deserved to know about Adrienne's death. The police interviewed this person and redacted all of the information and no one can understand why this entire interview was redacted."
The interview came in late to NewsChannel 5, and while we asked Frontenac police to respond, they did not get back to us before news time.
Trampler believes there is much more to the story of her daughter's accidental overdose, and she does not believe her daughter willingly took oxycodone or cocaine.
"She was my best friend, and I miss her every minute of every day. As a mother I have the right to know how and why she is not here. I want to know why I lost my daughter and why my grandson lost his mother that is all I want that is all I ever wanted," she said.
Martin's ex-husband filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of their son, Blake. Busch agreed to a $1.5 million settlement.
But Blake's maternal grandparents, Trampler, and George "Larry" Eby filed motions to intervene in the suit, claiming they too should be eligible for any damage payout. The Cape Girardeau judge ruled against the grandparents but an appeals court sided them.
On Tuesday a judge in Cape Girardeau will hear motions by family and representatives of Martin and her child Blake, as part of the civil wrongful death case.