Marine in Court for Stabbing Near Barracks Row

Judge finds probable cause for charge

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Thursday, May 17, 2012  |  Updated 10:29 AM EDT
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Marine in Court for Stabbing Near Barracks Row

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In D.C. Superior Court Wednesday, a judge determined there was probable cause to support a second-degree murder charge against Private First Class Michael Poth in the death of a fellow Marine.

Poth, 20, is charged in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Philip Bushong in April near Barracks Row.

Investigators say it started after some sort of fight. Poth's attorney says he was the actually the victim and the stabbing happened in self defense. However, prosecutors have said witnesses noted Poth making claims earlier in the evening that he wanted to stab someone.

Poth was ordered to remain held without bond. He'll be in court again July 13.

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