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Man charged in death of German socialite-wife in hospital; misses court hearing in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) ' A German-born man charged with killing his socialite wife is in the hospital.
Albrecht Muth did not appear at a hearing in D.C. Superior Court on Friday. He has previously said he would refuse to eat in jail and that he does not want medical care, but it was not clear why he was hospitalized.
The 47-year-old Muth is charged in the beating and strangulation of 91-year-old Viola Drath, a German socialite and journalist. Authorities say she was killed at their Georgetown home.
Muth has denied killing her.