Aspiring pastor’s ‘murder dream’ turns out to be gruesome reality

2017-09-05 15:47
PHOTO: Matthew Phelps/ Facebook

PHOTO: Matthew Phelps/ Facebook

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Matthew Phelps (28), a graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Kentucky in the US, called the 911 emergency line after dreaming he’d murdered his wife.

On Friday morning Phelps from Raleigh in North Carolina told a 911 operator he awoke from a horrific dream and then came across his wife’s bloodied corpse.

He says in his call that before bed he drank more cough mixture than he should have. The medication, which is supposed to relieve the symptoms of pain and fever, apparently helped him to sleep better and made him “feel good”.

When Phelps eventually woke from his dream there was blood on him, and a knife in the bed he shared with his wife, Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps (29).

“I had a dream, and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” he told the operator.

But it wasn’t a dream; his beautiful wife had been stabbed to death with the knife which was found in their bed.

“I think I killed my . . .” he told the operator.  “She’s not moving. Oh God, she doesn’t deserve this,” Phelps said at the end of the phone call which lasted seven minutes.

The couple married in November after getting engaged last May.

This was the last Facebook post of Lauren, a Sunday school teacher who worked as a consultant for a candle company called Scentsy.

Phelps will appear in court on Tuesday. He’s being charged with the murder of his wife and won’t be granted bail.

The police are apparently sceptical about his claim he murdered his wife while having a dream.

The manufacturer of the cough mixture has since confirmed that thus far there’s been no evidence to prove that use of the medication is linked to violent behaviour.

Sources: abc7ny.comabc13.com 

 

Read more on:    murder  |  dreams  |  pastor kills wife

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.