Police say a Connecticut man became so angered by a woman’s reprimand for his continued flatulence at a party that he went on a stabbing spree, killing a personal friend.
According to published reports, Marc Higgins, 21, allegedly stabbed to death his friend, Matthew Walton, and injured three others during a house party Saturday night in Bristol, Conn.,
where alcohol was being consumed.
A witness, Donal Phillips, said Higgins “got very drunk” at the home and was flatulent “throughout the evening.” A female friend, Stacy Buccheri, reportedly got in an argument with Higgins over the flatulence and slapped his face.
According to the case report, Buccheri confirmed Higgins had been breaking wind and that “everyone was upset” about it. She said she slapped Higgins because he “singled her out and called her a tramp.”
Phillips indicated that after being slapped, Higgins became upset, smashed a beer bottle and stormed out of the house.
He returned some 45 minutes later armed with more than one knife and began stabbing people indiscriminately on the back porch.
Walton, 21, was killed by his wounds. The others injured are identified as Sandra Ranger, 18, David Klett, 19, and Tyler Basso, 18.
Police said Higgins told them he “drank an unknown amount of beer over the course of the evening” but that he was “lucid, awake and showed no outward signs of intoxication” during their interview.
Higgins is being held on a $2 million bail bond in Bristol, and a judge transferred his case to the Superior Court in nearby New Britain, Conn.