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Not Guilty Plea In Flatulence-Fueled Murder Case

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Marc Higgins of Bristol, Connecticut pleaded not guilty to charges he stabbed his friend to death for making fun of his flatulence.

Three other people were injured in the alleged rampage.

Connecticut police say Higgins, 21, was drunk at a house party when his friends started joking about his emanations. A woman at the party reportedly slapped him.

Higgins then allegedly left the scene, returning 45 minutes later with several knives. He allegedly started stabbing people indiscriminately.

Matthew Walton, 21, was killed.

Higgins pleaded not guilty to murder and assault charges in a New Britain, Conn. courtroom Monday.

According to the Hartford Courant, Higgins told police he was angry and wanted to show he shouldn’t be made fun of.

The incident occurred less than a month before Maksim Gelman allegedly went on a separate stabbing rampage in New York City.

If Higgins is guilty, what do you think the appropriate punishment should be? Sound off in our comments section.


One Comment

  1. jess says:

    This is a sad story, the guy was probly extra mad ecause he sharted! His underwear were a victim too.

  2. youkendoit says:

    Retribution ahould be a death sentence in the gas chamber!

  3. Mike K says:

    Matt was a good friend of mine. It is so unfortunate this happened. If you research more into it you will find that he turned himself in within the hour after committing the crime and admitted to the cops (per police report) that those he killed and harmed were NOT the ones antagonizing him. Upon entering the police station he pleaded that he had stabbed his “friends” and in all of his reports referred to Matt as his “friend”. I understand it is easy to take this lightly for most, especially since it is about farting, but my friend is dead and I just want people to know more than the article provides I guess.

  4. dee says:

    don’t drink and fart

  5. Fat Freddy says:

    But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas

  6. DanTe says:

    Well, now we know why he has a flatulence problem. Look at the pic. Looks like he’s been plowed once too often back there. No sphincter control left.

  7. smokersodysseycom says:

    Damn an am again man killed over a fart…damn! What is this world come ton?

    1. Bronks Mowglee says:

      Lern to spel, ashole!

  8. Glenn says:

    In jail they have a way of plugging your anal cavity to restrict the flow of air.

  9. lahood says:

    he who smelt it, dealt it

  10. Double-R says:

    Oooh man. They’re gonna love this guy in Rikers. They’ve got their own remedy for gas problems over there.

  11. nathan says:

    How do you know Dan Te was impersonated by nathan? Because nathan used his CBS access to block responses.

  12. Puh-Lease says:

    “Higgins told police he was angry and wanted to show he shouldn’t be made fun of.” And then he plead Not Guilty…

  13. Orson says:

    The winds of justice will prevail.

  14. Keldrick Dawkins says:


    The good thing about your imminent imprisonment is that your new room, er, cellmates will have plenty of ways to prevent you from farting. Enjoy!

  15. Schmellma Assgass says:

    Some people just don’t enjoy the aroma therapies offered by their friends and neighbors. Me, I love the smell of ass gas early in the morning.

  16. I, the Jury says:

    He first assaulted the other party-goers with his anal vapor, then came back to assault them again with knives, killing one. May I suggest death by gas?

  17. Mr. Armenia says:

    Wy weren’t the people that taunted him charged with harassment.

    1. Melba Toast says:

      Are you kidding me? Do you know what harassment is? Are we going to start arresting everyone who teases someone? He could’ve just left and not come back. He could’ve excused himself and laughed it off like a normal human. What is wrong with this sue-happy, hyper-sensitive country?

  18. Jason Smith says:

    He is so stupid. He should be old enough to know that it just talk. People can say what ever they want. just ignore it. Violence doesn’t solve anything. Now with your actions, more people will talk. So are you going to stab the whole world.

  19. Judge Judy says:

    Not guilty, my ass!

    1. LC says:


  20. Mr. Armenia says:

    not guity

  21. Dan Te says:

    See what happens when you tease someone…..

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