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Natural Born Killer?

Man obsessed with violent Oliver Stone film strangled girlfriend

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Natural Born Killer?

JULY 22--A Milwaukee man who repeatedly watched the film 'Natural Born Killers' strangled his girlfriend after viewing the Oliver Stone movie, police charge.

According to cops, Eric Tavulares killed Lauren Aljubouri, 18, shortly after the couple went to bed Friday night after watching half of the 1994 movie, which focuses on a murder spree carried out by a psychopathic couple. According to a Circuit Court criminal complaint, a copy of which you'll find here, Tavulares, 18, told police that he had watched 'Natural Born Killers' about 10 to 20 times and that 'something caused him to switch mentally and he rolled over on Lauren Aljubouri and he began strangling her.'

When officers arrived at the couple's apartment, Tavulares, pictured in the mug shot above, opened the door and said, 'I did it. I can't believe it. I did it.'

Charged with murdering his childhood sweetheart, Tavulares is being held on $1 million bond at the Milwaukee County jail. (3 pages)