D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan '76 was quoted in The Washingtonian about a Georgetown murder trial. Albrecht Muth is
accused of fatally beating his socialite wife in Georgetown.
A follow-up hearing is scheduled for Wednesday in the courtroom of Judge Russell F. Canan,
who eventually has to determine if and when the case will proceed. A
source at Superior Court said it was uncertain whether Muth would be
able to make the hearing.
Canan ordered the competency evaluation following a period of time in
which Muth went on and off fasts, jeopardizing his health and landing
him at United Medical Center with dehydration. Doctors there said he
suffered from "psychosis,” quoting him as claiming his fast was ordered
by the archangel Gabriel.