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Fart Jokes Lead to Murder Charges, First-Degree Assault

Fart Jokes Lead to Murder Charges, First-Degree Assault

Marc Higgins has been charged with murder, first-degree assault, two counts of second degree assault, and four counts of carrying a dangerous weapon.

New York Daily News via YellowBrix

January 21, 2011

BRISTOL, CT- A Connecticut man is facing murder charges after he knifed four people at a party for making fun of his flatulence.

Marc Higgins, a 21-year-old Bristol native, stabbed a group of his fellow partygoers on Saturday, killing one, after becoming angry and belligerent when they mocked him for being gassy.

According to court documents obtained by the Hartford Courant, Higgins left the party following a confrontation with attendee Stacy Buccheri, who ridiculed him for his obnoxious odors and even slapped him.

An enraged and “very drunk” Higgins stormed out of the first-floor apartment, only to return approximately 45 minutes later with three knives. At that point, police said Higgins began stabbing partygoers indiscriminately on the apartment’s porch.

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Matthew Walton, 21, was the lone fatality of the attack, and died later that night at Bristol Hospital. Police arrived to find the Bristol resident unresponsive and Higgins nowhere to be found.

The other three victims – Sandra Ranger, 18, David Klett, 19, and Tyler Basso, 18 – were all treated at the Bristol Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and released.

“I didn’t know what happened,” Klett told the Bristol Press. “Then I saw the blood. I jumped off the porch and ran to the hospital. It was scary… I was just in the wrong place in the wrong time.”

Higgins later turned himself in and confessed to the crime, according to the Courant.

He said he was “angry at being derided and wanted to teach people that they shouldn’t trifle with him,” the paper reported, though he told police he considered Walton a friend and did not target anyone specifically.

Higgins was officially charged with murder, first-degree assault, two counts of second degree assault, and four counts of carrying a dangerous weapon, the Press reported. He was held on $2 million bail in Bristol before his case was transferred to Superior Court in New Britain, Conn.


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    JBtcso3424

    over 3 years ago

    554 Comments

    Why make such such a big "stink" over that...I mean come on. Grab some Bean-O or Gas-X and get back to the Party....

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    This is unreal.

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    WOW!!!

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42222 Comments

    No freakin' way.....

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    CITYPATROL1099

    over 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    *UNBELIEVABLE*

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    GrayPanther

    over 3 years ago

    1270 Comments

    If they were bad enough, he could've been charged with use of a weapon of mass destruction!

    Seriously, this kid has some issues....prison'll sort 'em out.

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    bobska

    over 3 years ago

    660 Comments

    This POS doesn't deserve Bail, I hope he rots in hell!!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    He turned himself because he could not stand the smell! Bye bye POS!

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    95Zcar

    over 3 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Okay, another one that leaves me speechless!

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    To bad someone didn't cap him!

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    BigNTS

    over 3 years ago

    6820 Comments

    Why didn't he just get a lighter and give them all a good "blue flame" attack?

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    Catwoman911

    over 3 years ago

    7256 Comments

    LOL.. BUMP Skoolcop

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    Scurge

    over 3 years ago

    1232 Comments

    His mommy thought he was a smart feller. His friends thought he was a fart smeller

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    dcreasey

    over 3 years ago

    46 Comments

    I think the party sponsor should be charged as an accomplice for serving hot wings and beer........

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    BrooklynHillsCop

    over 3 years ago

    664 Comments

    The scum bag didn't even realized he is rich man... With that supply of "Natural Gas"...

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