Quinten Rushton Got Wasted, Exposed Himself, Fatally Stabbed Friend, and Tried to Stab Girlfriend Before Kicking Cop in the Junk

We've all had those mornings after a night of heavy drinking where we wake up and say to ourselves "what the f**k did I do last night?"

Chances are, the answer to that age-old question isn't "pulled out my penis, fatally stabbed my friend, attempted to stab my girlfriend, and kicked a cop in the balls" -- unless your name is Quinten Samuel Rushton.

Rushton was arrested early yesterday morning after police say he fatally stabbed his friend after a night of drinking. Rushton's reason for slicing his pal: he pushed him earlier in the night.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, about 1 a.m. yesterday, police were called to the home of the 48-year-old victim at 1116 West Madero Avenue in Mesa in response to a stabbing.

The woman who reported the stabbing to police was Venetia Waddell, Rushton's girlfriend, who witnessed the attack.

Waddell told police that she, the victim, and Rushton had been drinking at the home she and Rushton share at 1042 West Madero Avenue.

At some point in the night, the trio decided to go down the street to the victim's house and play pool.

As the three shot pool, Waddell, court docs say, pulled off her dress and started dancing in nothing but her bra and panties, which prompted Rushton to pull out his penis.

When the strip tease was over, Waddell went back to her house to check on her two kids, but then went back to the victim's house.

Shortly after she returned, Rushton, Waddell later told police, grabbed a knife from the victim's kitchen and stabbed him once in the abdomen as he was sitting on a couch in the living room.

Rushton then turned the knife on his girlfriend -- he attempted to stab her, too, but only managed to nick her. He then fled the house on foot.

Within 15 minutes of Waddell reporting the stabbing, police found Rushton nearby. He was all scraped up and had a cut under his left eye -- and he wasn't going down without a fight.

As he was being detained, Rushton kicked one of the officers in the groin in an attempt to flee police.

Following his arrest, Rushton admitted to stabbing the victim. He told police he did it because the victim pushed him earlier in the night.

Rushton, whom Waddell says has an unreported history of domestic violence, was booked into a Maricopa County jail on one count each of second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault of a police officer.

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James King
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