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Man Accused of Murdering 90-Year-Old Woman Blames "The Walking Dead"

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An Arkansas murder was a practice run for the zombie apocalypse. Prosecutors allege that Richard Jordan Tarver, 31, kidnapped a 90-year-old woman from her home in July 2015 and forced her into the trunk of her car. When they got to a nearby cornfield, he allegedly pointed a .38-caliber handgun at the back of her head and fired, killing the elderly woman. Lavinda Counce wasn’t found for 10 days. Prosecutor Grant DeProw told jurors that Tarver binged on zombie television shows and decided to see how he’d fare in the event that truth mirrored fiction. “He wanted to feel what it felt like to kill someone,” DeProw said.

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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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