A murder suspect in New Mexico is blaming the TV show The Walking Dead for his actions.

Damon Perry told police he was drinking alcohol and binge-watching episodes of the zombie show with a friend. Perry claims he thought his friend was turning into a zombie so he beat him to death.

Police say Perry admitted to punching and kicking the victim until he was unconscious.

Officers also say it looks like Perry beat his victim with an electric guitar and a microwave, and stabbed him with a knife.