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A Washington man who found the body of his roommate's girlfriend soaking in a plastic tub of acid said the accused killer was inspired by an episode of Breaking Bad.

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Dean Settle was living with Jason Hart when the latter allegedly strangled his girlfriend Regan Jolley and attempted to dispose of her body in acid. Investigators found the Breaking Bad episode "Cat's in the Bag," cued up in Hart's DVD player. In the episode, Walt (Bryan Cranston) instructs his protégé Jesse (Aaron Paul) to dispose of the body of a rival drug dealer in a plastic tub of acid.

"The only thing I know or feel about it — that was his favorite series," Settle told KREM 2 News. "That's what he told me.  I think he used it as instructions to go do what he was doing to dispose the body."

Hart pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and will stand trial mid-August.