5 September 2017
By Justice Nwafor
A North Carolina man accused of killing his wife told 911 dispatcher that he woke up and found her dead by his side, but thinks he killed her.
Matthew Phelps, 28, claimed he took too much cold medicine before the incident.
Early Friday morning, the man called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor.”
“I have blood all over me and there’s a bloody knife on the bed,” Phelps said. “I think I did it.” “I can’t believe this,” he said.
The Police released the audio from the 911 call but altered the caller’s voice.
He told 911: “I took more medicine than I should have.” He said he “took Coricidin Cough & Cold,” explaining, “a lot of times I can’t sleep at night.”
The dispatcher asked if the victim was awake, and Phelps responded, “She’s not breathing. Oh my God.”
The dispatcher asked if the victim was beyond help, and Phelps emotionally said, “I don’t know. I’m too scared to get too close to her. … I’m so scared.”
Sobbing, Phelps said, “She didn’t deserve this.”
According to ABC News, Matthew Phelps has been charged with murder and would be in court on Tuesday, police said.