Man who blamed cold meds after wife brutally killed was ‘American Psycho’ fan, investigators say

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The North Carolina male who apparently eliminated his partner and blamed it on a cold medication stupor apparently had a fascination with “American Psycho.”

Matthew James Phelps, a 29-year-old hopeful preacher was accuseded of first-degree murder in the September death of his partner of less than a year, Lauren Hugelmaier Phelps, 29, who was discovered with 123 stab and cut injuries on her body.

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During a Sept. 1 call to authorities, Matthew Phelps stated: “I believe I eliminated my … there’s blood all over me … and there’s a bloody knife on the bed. I believe I did it,” including that he had actually taken excessive cold medication.

Matthew James Phelps was accuseded of first-degree murder in the death of his spouse Lauren Hugelmaier Phelps. (AP Photo)

Newly unsealed search warrants reveal that the ambitious preacher was consumed with the primary character of the motion picture “American Psycho,” who was a serial killer,” and had an Instagram account under the username @marty_radical, the News &&Observer reported .

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“It was found out that Matthew Phelps was consumed with the film ‘American Psycho’ and this Instagram account reveals many pictures of scenes from the film and Phelps impersonated the primary character,” an investigator composed in files submitted with the Wake County Magistrate’s Office. “The film has to do with a serial killer, and Phelps revealed interest to a pal concerning exactly what it would resemble to eliminate somebody.”

The couple was likewise supposedly having marital issues. Pals of the Phelps informed investigators that the set “would argue often,” and were experiencing monetary difficulties.

Lauren Phelps, the paper reported, was “preparing to end the relationship.”

When officers got here to the Phelps ’ house in North Raleigh in September, they found Lauren Phelps in a “ fetal position, covered in blood on the bed room flooring, ” the autopsy report stated. She was hurried to the healthcare facility, where she was noticable dead.

Matthew Phelps was discovered with blood when authorities came to the house, however investigators supposedly reported discovering proof that led them to think he might have cleaned himself up prior to calling authorities.

Nicole Darrah covers breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah .

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