Man who claims he killed wife in cough medicine-induced stupor was aspiring preacher

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The North Carolina male implicated of eliminating his partner in a cough syrup-induced stupor was a hopeful preacher and Star Wars devotee who had a lightsaber battle at his wedding event.

More details emerged Tuesday about Matthew Phelps, 29, who is implicated of stabbing his better half Lauren Hugelmaier, likewise 29, numerous times after taking Coricidin, a cough and cold medication. He confessed to authorities he took the medication since it made him “ feel excellent ” and it would assist him sleep.

According to their wedding event page , the couple went to intermediate school together and reconnected years later on thanks to Instagram. They began dating around 2014 and wed in November 2016.