An aspiring pastor from North Carolina told a 911 operator Friday that he woke up from a dream and found his wife stabbed to death beside him, Breitbart reports.
Matthew Phelps also told the operator in Raleigh that he may have accidentally killed his wife in his sleep after taking too much cold medicine.
Authorities charged 28-year-old Phelps with murder after responding to the scene and found the lifeless body of 29-year-old Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, who was killed from stab wounds.
In his phone conversation with the dispatcher, Phelps said he had a dream and when he turned on the lights, he found his wife dead on the floor. He had blood all over him and there’s a bloody knife on the bed, he adds.
“I think I did it. I can’t believe this,” Phelps told the operator.
Phelps, who studied missions and evangelism in Pineville, Ky., admitted taking cough and cold medicine Coricidin because it made him “feel good” and he had problems sleeping at night.