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Topic - Russell Canan
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 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.
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.
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.
A D.C. Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered an additional six weeks of mental health evaluations for a Georgetown socialite to determine whether he is competent to stand trial in the murder of his wife.
D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan denied a prosecutor's request to postpone Albrecht Muth's first-degree murder trial, currently scheduled for March 25.
Even though Mr. Muth is too weak to be transported from the hospital to the courtroom, technology would permit him to participate remotely in the trial, Judge Canan said.