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  1. detoxin momma
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    RALEIGH, N.C. – The male voice on the 911 call sounded flat and slightly confused.

    "I think I killed my (wife)," the caller said.

    "What do you mean? What happened?" the operator said.

    "I had a dream, and then I turned on the lights and she's dead on the floor," he said. "I have blood all over me, and there's a bloody knife on the bed. And I think I did it."

    The caller, identified by police as Matthew James Phelps, grew increasingly distraught as he explained that he had taken Coricidin Cough and Cold medicine and awakened to the bloody scene.

    "Oh my God," he said, crying. "Why?"

    Phelps, 28, has been charged with murder in the September 1 stabbing death of Lauren Ashley-Nicole Phelps, 29, in North Carolina, the Raleigh Police Department said.

    Phelps appeared in court on Wednesday and no bond was issued, according to the Wake County Clerk of Court's Office. He could face the death penalty if convicted. His next court appearance is set for September 25.

    Joe Cheshire, an attorney for Phelps, said it was a "very tragic" situation but asked that people withhold judgment.

    "There's a lot to this story, I believe that will be told in the future," Cheshire said. "But I don't want anything I say to diminish the sadness and sorrow that everyone feels for the death of this lovely young lady."

    Cough medicine

    In the 911 call, Phelps said he didn't know what time it was or when he had woken up. He said he took "more medicine than I should have" and woke up to the grisly scene.

    "I know it can make you feel good, and a lot of times I can't sleep at night, so I took some," he said.

    Cough medicines like Coricidin target symptoms of the common cold, and can also cause drowsiness. When abused or taken in high doses, the cough medicine ingredient Dextromethorphan can cause hallucinogenic effects, including "sensations of physical distortion and hallucinations," according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

    Bayer, the maker of Coricidin, released a statement extending its "deepest sympathies" to the family.

    "Patient safety is our top priority, and we continually monitor adverse events regarding all of our products," the company said. "There is no evidence to suggest that Coricidin is associated with violent behavior."

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    Written by: Tribune Media, Sep 7, 2017, fox news

Comments

  1. TheBigBadWolf
    I wouldn't want to have a say in this court case.

    There's a real moral problem to solve.
    I' imagine I wake up and find me having no recollection of what must have been me running mad, killing my significant other...
    They say drugs don't get anything out of you that hasn#t been in there before anyway..
    *shudders*
  2. detoxin momma
    heard that...i actually saw this story on 2 different sites, the other story said he was/is an aspiring pastor:confused:
  3. Fightforthelight
    Shiit im moving there soon
  4. ladywolf2012
    Oh, this is tragic. I believe this story, that's why it is so sad. CCC's (Coricidin Cough and Cold) can make you especially crazy I think, since they are loaded with so much other junk than just DXM. Who knows how much the guy took...

    Have any of the others of you felt like you could get so out of control on DXM as to commit a violent crime and not remember it? I never have, but I have certainly done some peculiar LITTLE things that I did not remember. I don't know; I am reconsidering now. As wolf says, drugs are not supposed to make you commit acts that you did not want to before anyway...
  5. TumajNuri
    Are you guys sure it was a cough medicine that turned him into a misogynist? lol...
    Tch! Tch! Tch! It really sucks when a "cultured" man from a developed country suddenly acts like an extremist arab who often punishes his wife physically.
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