Posts Tagged ‘viola drath’

Albrecht Muth Found Guilty of Murdering Georgetown Socialite Viola Drath

It took a D.C. jury just three hours to decide today that 49 year-old Albrecht Gero Muth was guilty of first degree murder in the killing of his 91-year-old wife Viola Herms Drath, a Georgetown socialite and journalist, according to the Washington Post.
Muth was charged in August 2011.
Muth was not present for the six-day trial in [...]

District Line Daily: The Bus Stops Here

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Photographer Darrow Montgomery traversed the city and, over a year's time, captured stunning images from some [...]

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 [...]

The Needle: Muth Fit to Stand Trial

Trial to Go On: Albrecht Muth, the self-proclaimed Iraqi general accused of murdering his wife, Georgetown socialite Viola Drath, is mentally fit to stand trial, according to doctors. It was touch-and-go there for a minute, since in addition to the whole Iraqi thing, Muth claims to speak to the Archangel Gabriel. 0 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

“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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