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Dangerous DC neighborhood, Muth is sentenced

Washington, D.C. news station WJLA and its counterpart Newschannel 8 revealed an unpleasant statistic – one of the District’s neighborhoods made the “Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods List.”

Here’s a skew of what was reported –

During FBI crime data and census tracts, the website rated the 25 most dangerous areas – East St. Louis, Illinois was the worst, and D.C. ranked 22, specifically "Atlantic St SE / 4th St SE."

But those who live in the area are the best ones to give a critique. Here are two comments:
From a 15-year-old: “Dangerous,” he said. “Lots of shootings and stuff around here. You just got to watch your back. Don't trust anybody.”

"I dare to say that in any inner-city large city neighborhood, you're going to find some dangerous pockets. This 22nd in the nation, I firmly disagree," said Wendy Glenn.

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Albrecht Muth sentencing

Albrecht Gero Muth, 49, received his sentencing yesterday in the District of 50 years in prison. D.C. prosecutors wanted a life sentence, but Muth will be near 100 when released.

The Washington Post reported the following –

During the hearing in D.C. Superior Court, Judge Russell F. Canan called Muth, a once-strapping man who told neighbors he was an Iraqi general, a “common, serial, domestic violence abuser, made worse when he drank, who subjected Ms. Drath to many years of abuse.”

Muth was found guilty of first-degree murder in the August 2011 beating and strangulation death of his socialite wife and former journalist 91-year-old Viola Drath. There was also physical and verbal abuse involved with the Georgetown couple and Muth lying about his background. He starved himself down to 90 pounds and sources stated he watched the verdict from a hospital bed in January.

The Washington City Paper City Desk printed this –

Upon Muth's conviction in January, U.S. Attorney Ron Machen said in a statement that "Albrecht Muth has pretended to be an Iraqi general, a Count, and an East German spy, but in truth he is a cold-blooded killer who strangled his elderly wife to death."

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The video of the sentencing is above in this article.

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