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Viola Drath

Man Who Beat, Strangled Wife To Death To Be Sentenced

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

A man convicted of killing his socialite wife will learn how long he has to spend in prison for her 2011 murder in Washington. Albrecht Muth is sch...

Eccentric German Accused Of Killing Socialite Wife Learns His Fate

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eccentric German man who pretended to be an Iraqi army general and often boasted of his political and diplomatic connections wa...

Man Accused Of Killing 91-Year-Old Wife Is 'Willing, Able And Ready' For Trial

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 10.07.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A German man charged with killing his 91-year-old wife has told a judge in a handwritten note that he is "willing, a...

Bizarre Murder Trial Put On Hold

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — The already-bizarre criminal case of a slain German socialite and journalist has been brought to a virtual standstill by her husban...

He Talks To Archangels And Claims He's An Iraqi General, But Docs Say He's Sane Enough For Murder Trial

AP | Posted 09.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Doctors at a psychiatric hospital say a German man is competent to stand trial in the killing of his much-older wife, who was a journali...

'Increasingly Anxious' Albrecht Muth Is Incompetent For Trial

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Doctors say a German-born man accused of killing his much-older wife in Washington's fashionable Georgetown neighborhood has grown ...

Muth Says He Married Viola Drath For 'Convenience'

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 04.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — She was a 91-year-old expatriate journalist with a deep fluency in foreign affairs and a taste for fashion and art. Her husband, Ge...

Man Argues Iran Killed His 91-Year-Old D.C. Socialite Wife

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The German man authorities say killed his 91-year-old Georgetown socialite wife says her death was the result of an Iranian plot. Al...

Georgetown Murder Suspect Disputes U.S. Claims He Has Fake Iraqi Ties

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The German-born Georgetown man charged with the murder of his 91-year-old socialite wife is claiming that his affiliation with the Iraqi...

David Lohr

The Bizarre Murder Of A 91-Year-Old Washington Socialite

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.17.2011 | Crime

According to newly released documents, Washington socialite Viola Drath's death was caused by strangulation and blunt force trauma. The latest reve...