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Man allegedly kills friend after binge watching ‘Walking Dead’

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GRANTS, New Mexico— A man is being accused of killing his friend after binge watching the hit AMC series "The Walking Dead" because he believed his friend had transformed into a walker, authorities in New Mexico said.

Police say 23-year-old Damon Perry used knives, a microwave oven, an electric guitar and his bare hands to kill his friend.

"In my 13 years of doing this, that was the most brutal scene that I have ever seen," Moses Marquez, with the Grants Police Department, told CNN affiliate KOAT.

Perry allegedly told the officers that he and his friend were drinking when the victim began “to change into a zombie” and tried to bite him.

Police arrived after concerned residents called 911 to say a man was running around the apartment complex threatening people with a knife and they found the victim's body inside an apartment.

Perry is now being charged with murder.