Phelps said he thought he committed the murder after taking too much cough medicine.
‘It was just bad dream’ Murder charge for Mathew Phelps, NC husband who thinks he killed wife in his sleep – Cops doubt dream defense
According to the search warrant, the couple’s bedsheets, bedspread and pillowcases were seized from the home. The warrant states that the items were stained “with an unknown red substance.”
Police found bloody bedsheets and an empty box of cold medicine at the home aspiring pastor Matthew Phelps shared with his new wife, Lauren
Matthew Phelps. and Lauren Hugelmaier had been married less than a year before he killed her
Investigators also found an empty box of Coricidin Cough & Cold medicine, a knife block set, several laptops, a desktop computer and Lauren’s iPhone.
Various other items were found in the residence including a mortgage statement and receipts.
Phelps called 911 a little after 1:10 a.m. on Sept. 1 saying that his wife was dead and he thinks he killed her. Responding officers officers found Lauren Phelps dead from stab wounds in the bedroom of their Raleigh, NC home last month.
Lauren Phelps was found dead stabbed to death in her home after her husband told a 911 dispatcher that he woke up from a nightmare to find his wife dead in the bedroom of their Raleigh, NC home in Sept
The couple had been married less than a year when she was murdered.
“I can’t believe I did this,” he said at another point during the six-minute call. “Oh my God. Oh God. She didn’t deserve this. Why?”
Phelps was charged with murder and is being held at the Wake County Jail without bail. If convicted, he could face life in prison or the death penalty.