Transcript for Aspiring pastor charged with murdering his wife
we do begin this half hour with that bizarre mystery in north Carolina. A husband's been charged with murdering his wife after he reportedly called 911 saying he took cold medicine and then dreamt he killed his wife only to wake up and find her dead. ABC's erielle reshef is here with the story for us this morning. Good morning to you, erielle. Revorter: Good morning, Dan and Paula. From the wedding photos it looked like a blissful romance but Raleigh police are investigating the killing of a recent bride in her home. Her husband now the suspect in her murder after that chilling 911 call. This morning, this young aspiring pastor charged with murdering his Sunday school teacher wife. I think I killed my -- What do you mean by that? Reporter: 28-year-old Matthew Phelps arrested after a detailed and disturbing call to 911 early Friday morning. I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she's dead on the floor. How? How? Reporter: Between labored breaths and alarming admission. 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. Reporter: A disoriented sounding caller telling the dispatcher took cough medicine to sleep the night before. What medicine did you take? I took coricidin. I know it make you feel good. So a lot of types I can't sleep at night. She's not moving. Oh, my god. She didn't deserve this. Reporter: Just after 1:15 A.M. Officers arriving at their town home finding her with multiple stab wounds. It looks like I did kill her. The knife is here. I have blood all over me, however, this medicine made me do it. Not an uncommon way for people in his position to respond. Bayer giving their deepest sympathies to the family and saying patient safety is our top priority and there is no evidence to suggest cor. Cidin is associated with vie alan on lent behavior. He is due in court on Tuesday. His wife's funeral is later today. They hadn't been married that long. Under a year. Just a bizarre troubling story. Tragic. We're sending our best to her family, thank you, erielle.
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