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Man Killed With Electric Guitar: Austin Police Charge Peter Andrew Levay With Murder

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Police in Texas say that Peter Levay killed his neighbor by beating him with an electric guitar.
Police in Texas say that Peter Levay killed his neighbor by beating him with an electric guitar.

Unwelcome sexual advances may have prompted a man to beat his neighbor to death with an electric guitar.

Austin police arrested Peter Andrew Levay, 42, on Sunday after his sister notified authorities that Levay may have fatally attacked 64-year-old Maurice Leray Eckert.

Authorities discovered Eckert's body in his apartment around 9:25 a.m. that morning.

“The death was believed to be caused by blunt trauma to the head,” said Austin Police Department Detective Brett Bailey, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Levay's roommate, Lavern Fisher, said that he was drinking with Eckert and Levay before the incident took place.

"He started making sexual advances toward me and him, and they became violent," Fisher told KHOU.

Police also found Eckert's bloody clothes and wallet in Levay's closet. They are considering robbery as another possible motive.

Levay is charged with murder. He is currently being detained at the Travis County Jail on $200,000 bond.

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