The trial of a German man charged with killing his 91-year-old socialite wife in Georgetown should move forward later this month even if the ailing defendant is too weak to come to court, a judge said Thursday.
A German man charged with killing his much-older wife in their Georgetown home has been starving himself and is in poor health, a doctor said Wednesday, but a judge said he intended to move forward with the trial.
A German man charged with killing his much-older wife has been starving himself and is in poor health, a doctor said Wednesday, but a judge said he intended to move forward with the trial.
A judge has ruled that a German man is competent to stand trial in the beating death of his much-older wife inside their Washington home.
Albrecht Muth, the Georgetown man who claims to be an Iraqi army general and says his 91-year-old wife's death was a botched assassination attempt by Iranian agents, has received a cease-and-desist letter from the Iraqi Embassy, according to court records.
A D.C. Superior Court judge Tuesday ordered prosecutors to turn over any remaining evidence against a Georgetown socialite charged with murder in the death of his 91-year-old wife.
Defense lawyers are challenging a finding that a German man is competent to stand trial in the killing of his much-older wife at their Washington home.
Prosecution experts say Albrecht Muth should stand trial for killing his 91-year-old wife, concluding in court filings that the accused murderer is not insane but is a con artist delighted with his own publicity, who since being confined to a mental hospital has written a five-volume memoir and selected an actor to play him.
A D.C. Superior Court judge told attorneys Thursday to be prepared with their respective expert reports for a September hearing to determine whether Albrecht Muth is mentally competent to stand trial in the murder of his wife, Viola Drath.