An aspiring pastor from Raleigh, North Carolina allegedly consumed too much cough syrup, and then woke up to find his wife stabbed to death.
Matthew James Phelps, 29, called police last week stating that he had a dream and woke up to his brutally murdered wife, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, was found fatally stabbed at the townhouse where they both lived.
The two had been married less than a year.
Phelps did not enter a plea during a hearing on Tuesday. Now, more details are emerging about Phelps.
On a photo caption on his Instagram page, he quoted the band Korn, stating, “I can't get out of bed. There is evil in my head. Just let me be.”
On his Tumblr page, he wrote about his strange sleeping patterns, as reported by Inside Edition. “Ever since I was little, I’ve had some strong activity with my dreams. Nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, hallucinations, and controlled dreams have all filled my life so far,” he reportedly wrote.
Eerily, his Tumblr writings on the subject mirrored the reported details of his wife’s death. “I had a dream, and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” Phelps said in the chaotic 911 call. “I have blood all over me and there’s a bloody knife on the bed and I think I did it. I can’t believe this.”
A YouCaring fundraising page has been set up for Lauren’s family.
[Photo: Raleigh Police Department and Facebook]