'No Way' Murder Defendant Would Get a Fair Trial in DC
Albrecht Muth through his attorneys has requested a change of venue for his March 25 trial.
Albrecht Muth, a German-born man charged with the murder of his late wife in her Georgetown home, has requested a change of venue for his March 25 trial because of the "sensational pretrial publicity" surrounding his case.
"Because of the amount of media coverage, there is no way Mr. Muth will receive a fair trial in the District of Columbia," a letter from Muth's attorneys states.
His attorneys argue that the extensive coverage given to each update in the case would make it "next to impossible" to find a juror who has "not been influenced by these stories."
His attorneys ask for a change of venue to find a jury that has not been "prejudiced" by media coverage.
The trial is currently still set for March 25 in DC Superior Court, despite Muth's continued poor health because of his fasting and this request for a change of venues.
Muth's attorneys filed the motion in court last week. The judge did not address their request at the time, but there is a pretrial status hearing Thursday.
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