Albrecht Muth Held in Death of Wife Viola Drath

Albrecht Muth will be held at D.C. Jail at least until a preliminary hearing is held in his case on Sept. 2.

Muth, 47, is accused of killing his wife, 91-year-old Viola Drath in their Georgetown townhouse late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

Muth appeared in court Wednesday to be presented with the charge of second-degree murder. He’s represented by attorney Dana Page.

Muth has denied killing his wife, according to charging documents in the case.

Those documents also say that Drath died of strangulation and blunt force injuries sustained sometime between 11:21 p.m. Thursday and approximately 8 am. Friday. An autopsy conducted Saturday found abrasions on her neck and scalp, fractured neck cartilage and bruising, and fractured ribs, among other injuries.

The case has received intense coverage in D.C. and sparked speculative conversations online.

A selection of Tweets and Facebook posts about the case and coverage is after the jump.


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