WALK­ING DEAD TV BINGE SPARKS HOR­ROR KILLING

Marathon TV binge sparks blood­bath

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A MAN who binge-watched zombie telly drama The Walk­ing Dead be­came con­vinced his pal had turned into one of the un­dead... and BEAT him to death.

Da­mon Perry, 23, and Christo­pher Paquin were watch­ing the long-run­ning show, which stars Brit ac­tor An­drew Lin­coln, when boozed-up Da­mon flipped.

The Fox TV show cen­tres on a group of peo­ple strug­gling to sur­vive in the af­ter­math of a zombie apoca­lypse.

It is no­to­ri­ous for its con­vinc­ing spe­cial ef­fects of rot­ting un­dead at­tack­ing the liv­ing.

Af­ter watch­ing back-to-back episodes for a stag­ger­ing 36 hours, Perry started to con­fuse fan­tasy with re­al­ity, say po­lice.

Con­vinced Paquin, 23, was a zombie, he started to at­tack him with his hands and feet.

He then grabbed a gui­tar be­fore fi­nally stov­ing Paquin’s head in with a MI­CROWAVE oven.

Cops in Al­bu­querque, New Mex­ico, were called to an apart­ment af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­ports that an in­tox­i­cated, knifewield­ing man was chas­ing a woman, the po­lice depart­ment said.

Grue­some

When they ar­rived, they found two main­te­nance work­ers pin­ning Perry to the ground.

Paquin’s body was then dis­cov­ered. He was pro­nounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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

Po­lice de­tec­tive Moses Mar­quez said the bru­tal killing was one of the “weird­est and most grue­some” homi­cides he had ever come across.

“It was one of the ab­so­lute worst crime scenes I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been with the depart­ment for 15 years,” he said.

And a po­lice in­sider added: “This is pretty grim, there was blood every­where.

“There was not a lot left of Mr Paquin’s head. God knows what hap­pened to Perry’s brain, he was clearly off his nut.”

De­tec­tive Mar­quez re­vealed that Perry is be­ing held at the Ci­bola County de­ten­tion cen­ter on $800,000 cash only bond.

Perry’s at­tor­ney could not be reached for com­ment.

There will be a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing in the case on Novem­ber 3.

By ROSS THORN­TON

news@sun­daysport.co.uk

GRUE­SOME: How Perry saw his pal

FLIPPED: Perry (above) at­tacked Paquin (be­low)

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