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Latest Viola Drath Items
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.
The doctors evaluating Georgetown socialite Albrecht Muth told a D.C. Superior Court judge that they need more time and more information about the self-proclaimed "Count Albi" before they can determine whether he is competent to stand trial on charges of murdering his wife.
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.
Doctors have recommended that Albrecht Muth, the Georgetown socialite arrested for murdering his wife, remain in a psychiatric hospital because he is incompetent to stand trial.
A D.C. Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered an additional two months of mental health treatment for Albrecht Muth, based on the recommendations of doctors tasked with determining whether he is competent to stand trial in the killing of his 91-year-old wife, Viola Drath.
For two decades, Viola Drath and her husband, Albrecht Muth, lived among the relatively secluded houses on a quiet Northwest Washington street. It wasn't until police threw open the door of their Q Street home on a night in August that the eccentric — and at times abusive — life of the bizarre couple was thrust into the spotlight.
A D.C. Superior Court judge on Wednesday ordered further psychological testing to determine whether a man who says his 91-year-old wife's August death was the result of a "hit by the Iranian Army" is competent to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge.
A Washington man accused of fatally beating his 91-year-old socialite wife will not be allowed to represent himself in court proceedings, at least until his physical and mental condition improves, a D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Thursday.
A German-born man charged in the slaying of his much-older wife will represent himself at trial.