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.

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