FILE - This May 12, 2004 file photo shows German socialite Viola Drath during the annual Woodrow Wilson home garden party and hat contest in Washington. Drath's husband, Albrecht Muth,

 

              FILE - This May 12, 2004 file photo shows German socialite Viola Drath during the annual Woodrow Wilson home garden party and hat contest in Washington. Drath
FILE - This May 12, 2004 file photo shows German socialite Viola Drath during the annual Woodrow Wilson home garden party and hat contest in Washington. Drath's husband, Albrecht Muth, who is charged in his wife’s August 2011 death, has refused to eat. He’s now unable to sit or stand on his own and is at risk of death. The fasting promoted a judge this week to indefinitely postpone the trial, which was scheduled to start this coming Monday in D.C. Superior Court. A doctor said Muth was too weak to be brought to court and prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed that it wasn’t feasible for him to participate remotely from his hospital bed. (AP Photo/Washington Times, James R. Brantley, File)