A North Carolina man called 911 on Friday to report his wife had been murdered. He also told them that he thinks that he did it.
Matthew Phelps, 28, told the Raleigh police to find his bloodied wife next to him and bed and thinks he did it while dreaming.
In the 911 call placed around 1.10am, the dispatcher can heard asking Phelps ‘exactly what happened.’
He sighed and replied, ‘I think I killed my..,’ according to a 911 recording that was made public Friday afternoon.
‘What do you mean by that, what happened,’ the 911 operator asked Phelps.
‘I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,’ Phelps said.
‘How? How? How?’ the dispatcher asked.
‘There’s blood all over me, and there’s a bloody knife on the bed. I think I did it.’
‘OK,’ the dispatcher said after a long pause before asking him to stay on the phone.
‘I can’t believe I did this,’ Phelps said. ‘I can’t believe I did this.’
Phelps also seemed to think taking too much cold medicine may be to blame.
“I took more medicine than I should have. I took Coricidin Cough and Cold because I know it can make you feel good and sometimes I can’t sleep at night,” he explained.
Phelps, who has no criminal record and graduated in 2011 from Kentucky’s Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, was arrested and charged with murder for the death of his wife, 29-year-old wife, Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps.