Viola Drath was 91 and still vibrant—a journalist and socialite in Washington DC. Then, on August 12, 2011, she was found dead. Her husband, Albrecht Muth, who was 40 years her junior, has been charged in her murder.
A recent Washington Post profile paints a picture of her life, accomplishments, brilliance—and loneliness after her first husband died. Two points struck me from the profile—love at first sight is sometimes true, because that’s what Drath experienced with her first husband. And grief and loneliness can draw anyone into a sociopath’s trap—even someone as sophisticated as Viola Drath.
Read Viola Drath: A remarkable life hijacked, on WashingtonPost.com.
And what does the husband say?
Read Albrecht Muth: Iranian ‘hit’ t blame in the death of his D.C. socialite wife, 91-year-old Viola Drath, on HuffingtonPost.com.
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