Doctors: Albrecht Muth 'Remains Incompetent' for Trial

Georgetown murder suspect Albrecht Muth is due in court Thursday.

Albrecht Muth, the Georgetown murder suspect, remains incompetent for trial, according to a letter filed in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday by doctors at St. Elizabeths. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a status hearing. 

Muth is undergoing evaluation and treatment at the mental health facility after being diagnosed with Delusional Disorder, Persecutory Type and Schizotypal Personality Disorder.

A grand jury on the charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Viola Drath; his trial is scheduled for October. Drath, 91, was ; a medical examiner determined the . 

Muth continues to claim that he is a general in the Iraqi Army and that his wife's death was a "hit" by Iranian agents, according to the June 19 letter.

Doctors have explained to Muth that they believe he is mentally ill, but according to the letter he refuses to believe them.

He has also indicated that he is not interested in any defense strategy that does not hinge on his role as an Iraqi general.

"I know who I am and what I do," he has told his doctors, according to the letter filed Tuesday.

Muth has been attending "competency groups" several times a week and participates in "mock trial" groups once a week, according to doctors.

First in April and now in June doctors have requested more time to work with Muth and expressed optimism that he might "attain competence or make progress toward that goal with an additional period of time."

Doctors also recommended that Muth's legal team spend more time with him to build his confidence in their ability to defend him, something he continues to doubt.


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