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01/19/2011 11:23 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Marc Higgins Stabbing: Police Say Man Stabbed Four For Mocking Flatulence

Police say a Hartford, Conn. man went on a stabbing rampage at a party after guests criticized his flatulence.

Marc Higgins was arrested for stabbing four and killing one. Court documents say Higgins, who witnesses described as "very drunk," stormed out of the party, then came back and started stabbing people indiscriminately.

The documents say Higgins told police he was upset after being ridiculed and wanted to teach people that they shouldn't mock him.

From the Hartford Courant:

According to court documents, police were called to 126 High St. late Saturday after a 911 caller reported a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found Walton in a first-floor apartment badly wounded and unresponsive. A woman, Sandra Ranger,18, also was suffering from serious stab wounds. Both were taken to Bristol Hospital, where Walton was pronounced dead.

Police later learned that two others, David Klett, 19, and Tyler Basso, 18, had also been stabbed but went to the hospital on their own.

Higgins fled the scene before cops arrived, but he later turned himself in.

Police say Higgins told investigators he didn't specifically target any of the stabbing victims and that they were just the first people he saw when he returned to the party.