Editor's Notebook: Muth Competency Hearing, Sprig & Sprout and More
A look at a few of the most notable stories this week on Georgetown Patch.
Monday and Tuesday, Albrecht Muth appeared in DC Superior Court to listen as experts testified about his competency to stand trial. Muth is being held at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and is charged with the death of his late wife, Viola Drath, who was found dead in their Georgetown home in August 2011.
One medical expert testified that Muth was delusional and therefore not competent; another looked at the same information and determined that Muth is narcissistic but not crazy.
Judge Russell F. Canan will hear arguments Monday through Wednesday and will decide if Muth is competent to face a jury in March.
Glover Park residents and workers were so excited about the opening of Sprig & Sprout (2317 Wisconsin Ave.), a new Vietnamese sandwich and pho restaurant, that they overwhelmed the owners, who ran out of food around 8 p.m. opening day, Monday. They decided non to re-open again until Friday.
Owner owner Jennifer Hoang told Patch, "We decided it was better to take a few days to reorganize, than open with mediocre service and food below our standards."
Other news you might have missed:
- Bo Obama Offers Tour of 2012 Christmas Decorations
- Streets of Georgetown to Close in January
- Gypsy Sally’s Music Venue Gets Georgetown Approval
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