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Albrecht Muth Sentenced to 50 Years for Murder of Viola Drath

Albrecht Muth could get out of jail just in time to celebrate his 100th birthday. The 49-year-old man was sentenced to 50 years today for the 2011 murder of his 91-year-old wife, Viola Herms Drath, a Georgetown socialite and journalist, the Washington Post reports.
Prosecutors were seeking life in prison.
Muth, who is German, was convicted of the [...]

District Line Daily: Waiting for Congress?

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D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced legislation that would eliminate the congressional review period of laws the [...]

The Needle: Greek Tragedy

C*ntpunt: University of Maryland sorority member Rebecca Martinson, whose rage-filled email to lackluster sisters won the country's heart, has resigned from her sorority. Too bad! Martinson should've dropped the anti-gay slurs, but she's got style. -3
Train in Vain: Only half of Metro riders surveyed even knew about the Silver Line.-4

District Line Daily: On The Bubble

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Two big items in today's print edition of Washington City Paper, on the streets now. The [...]

Albrecht Muth Competent to Stand Trial, Says Judge

Albrecht Muth claims to be an Iraqi general who regularly talks with the Archangel Gabriel, but that didn't stop a judge from ruling this morning that he's mentally competent to stand trial for the 2011 murder of his Georgetown socialite wife, Viola Drath, the Washington Post reports.
Judge Russell F. Canan's ruling comes at the end [...]

Accused Murderer Albrecht Muth Is Praying to Die

Doctors for Albrecht Muth—the social climber and self-proclaimed Iraqi general accused of murdering his wife Viola Drath in their Georgetown home in August 2011—say that he is competent to stand trial, but he is still doing some pretty loopy things, according to a new psychiatric evaluation released by St. Elizabeths.
Muth, who is currently a patient at [...]

Albrecht Muth Writing Jailhouse Memoir

Albrecht Muth, who's stashed at St. Elizabeths while psychiatrists determine whether he can stand trial for the murder of his Georgetown socialite wife, has aspired to many positions in his time. Iraqi general. Advisor to the United Nations' Secretary General. Intimate to Moqtada al-Sadr. And now, the Washington Times reports, author:
After his incarceration, Mr. [...]

Albrecht Muth’s Hunger Strike Sends Him to Hospital

Self-proclaimed Iraqi military officer and alleged wife murderer Albrecht Muth is back on his hunger strike at St. Elizabeths, the Post reports.
Muth's refusal to eat has gotten severe enough in August that he's been taken three times to United Medical Center for treatment, which makes it difficult for psychiatrists to evaluate whether he's capable to [...]

Times Takes Advantage of Viola Drath Connection

The Times has a heck of a long read on the marriage between Viola Drath the journalist and socialite and Albrecht Muth, the man accused of murdering her last August. The story comes on the heels of the widely reported news that Muth remains mentally incompetent to stand trial—after a judge ordered him evaluated for [...]

The Needle: DeRo Edition

Most Valuable Canadian: Around June 27, D.C. United suddenly began scoring a lot more goals than they had earlier in the season. The reason? That was the day the team traded ineffective midfielder Dax McCarty to New York Red Bull for Dwayne DeRosario, a Canadian international who scored a total of 16 goals this year. [...]

“We Don’t Wear Underwear”

The story of Albrecht Muth keeps going deeper and deeper into crazytown. Via DCist, Georgetown Patch has the, uh, goods:
Muth, 47, faces second-degree murder charges in the death of his wife, Viola Drath, who was found dead Aug. 12 in their home in the 3200 block of Q Street NW. Medical examiners determined the cause of death [...]

A Sinister Laugh?

As details on the murder investigation of  91-year-old journalist-turned-socialite Viola Drath, who died in her Georgetown home on Aug. 12, have emerged, the narrative has seemed nothing short of hard-boiled crime fiction. That didn't change with the release of court documents today.
On Tuesday, Drath's 47-year-old husband Albrecht Muth, who reportedly got chummy with [...]

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