'Walking Dead' Viewer Tells Police He Killed His Friend for Turning Into a Zombie

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Police say Damon Perry beat Christopher Paquin with his hands, feet, an electric guitar and a microwave.

A New Mexico man who had been watching TV's The Walking Dead told authorities he fatally beat his friend before he could become a zombie.

A city of Grants police spokesman Moses Marquez said Sunday that 23-year-old Christopher Paquin was beaten and that 23-year-old Damon Perry is being held on a murder charge.

Perry's attorney, Michael E. Calligan, did not immediately return a call for comment.

Officers were called Thursday afternoon to an apartment complex where Perry was allegedly wielding a knife.

They found Paquin's body inside an apartment and maintenance workers detaining Perry.

Perry told investigators they had been drinking when Paquin began "to change into a zombie" and tried to bite him.

Police say Perry beat Paquin with his hands, feet, an electric guitar and a microwave.

Authorities say Perry attributed his actions to binge-watching The Walking Dead, which centers on a zombie apocalypse, on Netflix.

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