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Father of Slain Marine Calls Son's Death 'Pointless'

Father of Slain Marine Calls Son's Death 'Pointless'

The father of a Marine and former Enfield resident who was killed by another Marine inWashington, D.C., on Saturday said the slaying was "pointless and too horryfing to imagine." Philip Bushong, 23, had been a student at Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield from 2003 to 2007. Police said he was stabbed once in the heart during an altercation with a fellow Marine, Michael Poth, 20, across the street from the Marine Barracks in Washington. Philip's father, Michael Bushong, in a statement released Tuesday through the Marine Corps, said he trusted that the justice system would prosecute "the perpetrator of this crime to the full extent of the law." Michael Bushong, who...

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