A former Marine was sentenced Thursday to more than 11 years in prison for fatally stabbing another Marine outside a restaurant near Capitol Hill’s Barracks Row in 2012.
D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell F. Canan sentenced Michael Poth, 22, to 11 years and three months for the fatal stabbing of Philip Bushong, 24. Poth, whose attorney said he was defending himself during a fight, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.
— Keith Alexander
A St. Mary’s County father was charged with involuntary manslaughter Thursday after he left his 17-month-old son in a car from about 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The child died Wednesday.
The criminal complaint says that John MacDonald Junek dropped off his older son, who is 4, at preschool Wednesday morning. He was then supposed to take the younger child to the Child Development Center on the base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
— Julie Zauzmer
A boil-water advisory remained in effect Thursday for about 100,000 people in parts of Prince George’s County, and utility officials said it might be extended into Friday.
Residents, restaurants and others in the advisory zone are advised to boil their tap water for one minute and let it cool before drinking it, making ice, hand-washing dishes, brushing teeth or preparing food.
The affected area includes Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Mount Rainier, Cheverly, Chillum, Edmonston, Landover Hills, Glenarden, Fairmount Heights, Seat Pleasant, Brentwood and North Brentwood.
— Katherine Shaver
Montgomery County health officials said Thursday that they have confirmed two new cases of whooping cough among Montgomery students, bringing the total to 14 since an outbreak was first reported last week.
All but one of the cases have been linked to exposure at a summer camp in Pennsylvania, according to the county health department.
The two new cases involve students at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville and Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. Health department and school officials said they were sending letters home to parents to advise them to watch for signs of the illness.
— Donna St. George