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Matthew Phelps, 28, told a 911 dispatcher that he took too much cold medicine and woke up to find his wife dead. (CCBI)

A North Carolina man told a 911 dispatcher he thinks he killed his wife


A Raleigh, North Carolina man told a 911 dispatcher early Friday morning that he took too much cold medicine and woke up to find his wife "dead on the floor."

Raleigh police have since charged 28-year-old Matthew Phelps with murder.

“I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” Phelps said in the 911 call obtained by ABC affiliate WTVD.

"I have blood all over me and there's a bloody knife on the bed," he continued. "I think I did it."

Phelps told the dispatcher that his wife wasn't breathing and when asked if the victim was beyond help, he responded, "I'm too scared to get too close to her."

During the seven-minute call, Phelps began sobbing saying, "She didn't deserve this."

When officers arrived on the scene they found Phelps' wife, 29-year-old Lauren Phelps, with stab wounds. She was rushed to the hospital, but later died from her injuries. She was laid to rest Monday at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina, according to the local TV station WRAL.

The couple had been married since last year.

Matthew Phelps is being held without bond and his first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. It is unclear whether he has obtained an attorney.

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