Aspiring pastor, 29, who claimed too much cough medicine made him stab his wife 123 times, was obsessed with American Psycho and talked to friends 'about killing someone'
A 29-year-old bible studies graduate accused of stabbing his wife to death in his sleep was obsessed with the 2000 horror film 'American Psycho' and expressed similar fantasies to friends. North Carolina man, Matthew Phelps, has been charged with first-degree murder after he claimed to police on September 1 he accidentally killed his spouse of nearly one year, Lauren Hugelmaier Phelps, after ingesting too much cough syrup before bed. When officers arrived to the couple's Raleigh home that morning, they discovered Lauren dead on the couple's bed, next to a bloodied knife. Phelps alleged in the emergency call he had been having a dream at the time and woke up, confused, to his deceased wife. An autopsy report later revealed the victim had been stabbed 123 times at the home before she was left in the foetal position. Source