QUICK LINKS:

Trial postponed in case of slain German journalist

Created: 11/30/2013 5:35 PM WHEC.com

(AP) WASHINGTON - A murder trial has been postponed in the death of an elderly German journalist and socialite in the District of Columbia.

Albrecht Muth had been scheduled to stand trial starting Monday in the death of his wife, 91-year-old Viola Drath. But online court records show that the trial has now been postponed until January.

The 49-year-old Muth, a fellow German expatriate, is accused in the August 2011 beating and strangulation death of Drath inside their Georgetown home. He has denied guilt.

The case is being heard in D.C. Superior Court.

Court records show another status conference is scheduled for Dec. 18, and the new trial date is Jan. 6.



High Wind Watch

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Orleans; Southern Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/25/2014 12:00 AM

Flood Watch

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Northern Erie; Southern Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 11/26/2014 7:00 AM

Rochester

Overcast
40°
42° | 17°
  • Feels like: 31° F
  • Wind: SW 16mph
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Sun Mostly cloudy
    52° | 34°
  • Mon Plenty of sun
    61° | 46°
  • Tue Windy with clouds
    46° | 37°
  • Wed Mostly cloudy
    37° | 30°