(This is a fairly new case so investigations are still ongoing)
Matthew Phelps, a 28-year-old form North Carolina, phoned police on September 1st 2017 at 1:01am to turn himself in for the murder of his own wife, Lauren Hugelmaier (both pictured above.) He told the 911 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, and I think I did it…I can’t believe this. I can’t believe this.” He later told the dispatcher “I think I killed my wife. Oh my God. Oh God. She didn’t deserve this. Why?”
Matthew and Lauren were only married just last year. When asked about Lauren her relatives said she was “all about her family. Her four nephews were her entire world.” and that “church was a priority.” Lauren volunteered at the youth ministry and adored the children there. Matthew was studying to become a pastor.
Phelps told the dispatcher that he “took more medicine than I should have…I took Coricidin cough and cold, because I know it can make you feel good. So, a lot of times I can’t sleep at night.” Coricidin contains dextromethorphan and chloropheniramine which, when taken in high doses, can cause euphoria, dissociative behaviours, anger and psychoses.
Phelps was taken into custody and was later charged with murder. He is currently being held at Wake County Jail. The death penalty is a possible sentence for him.
Recently hs social media life was revealed. On Instaram he used the username ‘marty_radical.’ He captioned one of this posts with “I can’t get out of bed. There is evil in my head” (lyrics from Beg For Me, Korn.) He also apparently has a tumblr were he shared his stories about his insomnia stating “Ever since I was little, I’ve had some strong activity in my dreams. Nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, hallucinations, and controlled dreams have filled my life so far.”
why would u hate on the true crime community when theres nazis, pedophiles, tweakers, shoplifters, and a TON of other groups on tumblr much worse than the tcc? most of us dont condone what happened and we are just interested in the psychology aspect of it. it just doesnt make sense why we are getting attacked when we didnt fucking do anything
There’s something that’s sexy about a guy who has the strength to kill somebody, but is also vulnerable enough to be in love. It’s just those two sides - like, I don’t know why, but women for some reason aren’t attracted to normal guys, like, guys who are in between.
Money goes everywhere, thousands of hands could have touched the dollar bill you currently have in your wallet. At some point, that very bill could have been in the hands of Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Ramirez, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Adam Lanza, Dylann Roof, Ted Bundy, TJ Lane, Timothy McVeigh. That dollar bill could have been touched by a future serial killer, future mass murderer, or a future victim of the crime. Cassie Bernall, Corey DePooter, Rachel Scott. The list goes on and on.