Suspect caught, actor slain at home in Texas

April 3, 2009 5:47:30 PM PDT
A man police say told them he stole a car and believed the owner was dead is charged with killing a Texas actor. Austin police Friday identified the victim as 67-year-old Lou Perryman.

Perryman appeared in "The Blues Brothers," "Boys Don't Cry" and "When Zachary Beaver Came to Town."

Police charged 26-year-old Seth Christopher Tatum with capital murder, plus aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in another attack.

Sgt. Joseph Chacon says Tatum showed up at a jail facility Thursday and said he was "pretty sure" he had killed the owner of a vehicle he had stolen. Police later found Perryman's body at a home.

Investigators say they do not believe Tatum and Perryman knew each other.

A jail official didn't know whether Tatum had an attorney.

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