The North Carolina authorities have quite a mystery on their hands after a 29-year-old called the emergency line and told the operator that he might have killed his wife. Allegedly, the man was having nightmares, and he woke up holding a blood-smeared knife in his hand.
North Carolina Man Admits Too Much Cold Medicine
According to the authorities, 28-year-old Matthew Phelps of Raleigh, North Carolina, was taken into custody on Monday morning on suspicion of killing his wife and pretending that he was not of sounds mind at the time the murder was committed.
The North Carolina man claims that he was fast asleep that night but recalls having debilitating nightmares. Phelps also remembers that, in his dream, he went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and went to the bedroom he shared with his wife and stabbed him at least several times.
After committing the deed in his dreams, Phelps told the authorities that he woke up, covered in sweat, only to discover that he was holding in his right hand the very same knife he used in order to butcher his wife in the dream.
Terrified at the sight of the blood-smeared knife, the North Carolina man called 911 and told the emergency dispatcher and claimed he might have ‘accidentally’ killed his wife but didn’t go to check as he was afraid of the painful truth.
The authorities declared the woman dead at the scene and arrested Phelps. During his police interview, the man admitted that he took too many cold pills before going to bed and this might be the reason why he stabbed his wife.
Phelps was accused of first-degree premeditated murder and booked into county jail without bail. At this point, if the North Carolina man hired a lawyer to represent him in court.
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