A chapter closes on one of the most bizarre crimes in modern Washington history: A Superior Court jury found Albrecht Gero Muth guilty Thursday of the 2011 murder of wife Viola Herms Drath in their Georgetown townhouse. The verdict came after a six-day trial and three hours of deliberation, after prosecutors made the case that Muth, 47 at the time, had beaten and strangled Drath, 91, after he had tired of their “marriage of convenience.” The Post’s Keith Alexander sets the scene: “Drath’s relatives hugged one another in the front row of the courtroom. Her younger daughter, Francesca, broke into tears. Afterward, family members hugged the prosecutors, homicide detectives and several jurors on their way out of the courthouse. It was unclear how Muth reacted to the verdict; periodic fasting left him too weak to attend the trial, and he participated by video from a hospital bed.” More from Homicide WatchAP and D.C. Crime Stories.

In other news:

Poll: Ratings of D.C. public schools remain dismal; Kaya Henderson is well-liked (Postgraphic)

Gas leaks all over the city, study finds, some posing public safety risk (Post)

D.C. Health Link pats self on the back, but won’t say how many Hill staffers are enrolled in exchange (Post)

Andy Shallal: “I think there’s a desire in having someone who is an outsider to operate the city” (DCist)

Muriel Bowser touts internal poll, says she’s tied with Vince Gray (Loose Lips)

Jonetta Rose Barras will not be “turning the page” on the 2010 Gray campaign (Post column)

Time to think about runoff voting? (Post editorial)

MPD internal affairs is probing discrepancy in Chris Brown assault case (AP)

Eleanor Holmes Norton tapes radio ad claiming MLK would have opposed Redskins name (WTOP)

D.C. is falling behind in the local giant-Ferris-wheel race (Capital Business)

Vote for me, lest D.C. become San Francisco (Loose Lips)

Unlikely Congress will interfere with marijuana decriminalization (Slate)

Unlikely city will see repeat of 2013 deed tax windfall (WBJ)

Federal audit faults MWAA oversight of Silver Line construction (Post)

More taxi reform to come, Gray tells Hotel Association (WRC-TV)

Adam Kokesh will be sentenced today for videotaped shotgun-racking (AP)

Charter school’s teachers blame parking-space dibsing for mugging (WRC-TV)

Chevy Chase carjacking rattles neighborhood nerves (WJLA-TVWTTG-TV)

Real estate wise, the neighborhood remains as hot as ever (Where We Live)

Construction worker killed on Suitland Parkway was also noted rock-and-roller (WashingtonianDCist)

It is apparently possible for a neighborhood to have too much retail (Housing Complex)

A look at non-citizen voting bill introduced to D.C. Council (Hoya)

Revenue lost from property tax breaks could do some good (Poverty & Policy)

ANC doesn’t want four-lane boulevard replacing Southeast Freeway (Capitol Hill Corner)

Ron Moten organizes the embattled go-go scene (Style)

Be a streetcar driver! (Dr. Gridlock)

Streetcar safety tips, in bar coaster form (@mattashburn)

Photos of apartments you probably can’t afford (Washingtonian)

Results Gym closes another location (PoPville)

Tommy Wells talks marijuana decriminalization on The Politics Hour today (WAMU-FM)

We live in the Age of Brunch (Post)

Tom Sherwood, riding a horse a long, long time ago (@tomsherwood)