Jury picked in Albrecht Muth trial, opening statements scheduled for Tuesday

A jury was picked Monday in D.C. Superior Court in the murder trial of Albrecht Gero Muth in the slaying of his elderly Georgetown wife.

Opening statements are scheduled for Tuesday morning before Judge Russell F. Canan, after attorneys spent Monday interviewing prospective jurors.

Muth, 49, is charged with first-degree murder in the August 2011 slaying of his 91-year-old wife, Viola Herms Drath, in her home. The trial is expected to last about two weeks.

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Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.
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