Albrecht Muth’s Claim to Military Service False, Reports WaPo

The Washington Post, using documents filed in court Friday, reports today that Albrecht Muth‘s claims to military service are false.

Muth, in custody at DC Jail on suspicion of killing his wife, Viola Drath, at their Georgetown home in August, had claimed to be a member of the Iraqi army and told the court that his detention violated the Geneva Convention.

Reports the Post:

A framed certificate hanging on the study wall in the Georgetown home of Albrecht Gero Muth, who is accused of killing his wife in August, announced Muth’s appointment as a brigadier general in the Iraqi army.

But in that same home, a receipt from a Maryland print shop was found, and D.C. homicide detectives said Muth ordered the certificate and had it delivered in April.

The revelation was filed in D.C. Superior Court on Friday in response to Muth’s assertion at a September preliminary hearing that his incarceration in the D.C. jail violates his rights as a military officer under the Geneva Conventions. “I’m an officer in a foreign army, and I have rights as an officer,” he told Judge Gerald I. Fisher.

Homicide Watch will post the court documents as soon as we get them Monday.

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