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Man kills friend he thinks is a zombie after Walking Dead marathon

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
One of The Walking Dead zombies
One of The Walking Dead zombies

A 23-year-old man has told police he beat his friend to death after watching The Walking Dead as he thought his friend was turning into a zombie.

Damon Perry and his friend, also 23, had been drinking and watching the hit zombie show on Netflix.

It is alleged that Perry attacked and beat his friend, Christopher Paquin, to death after he thought Paquin was turning into a zombie.

Police were called to the house in New Mexico on Thursday after reports of a drunk knife-wielding man chasing a woman.

When they arrived they discovered Perry being pinned to the ground by maintenance workers. They also found Paquin's dead body.

“Perry told investigators he had been drinking large amounts of alcohol when his friend began to change into a zombie,” the police statement said.

It is alleged that Perry beat Paquin to death with his hands as well as with items such as a guitar and a microwave.

Perry is due in court to face charges early next month.