Instagram Romance Turns Deadly As Pastor Murders Wife


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A story that should have had a ‘happy Ever After’ ending turned deadly and is instead a Happy Never After.

An aspiring Pastor is now in hot water after her allegedly murdered his Sunday School teacher wife after drinking too much cough medicine.

Matthew Phelps, 28, got married to the deceased, Lauren last year at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest where Lauren is a Sunday School teacher.

They had reconnected on Instagram after many year. Matthew had had a crush on her since middle school.

Speaking to the operator on the 911 call, Matthew stated that he thinks he killed his wife. “I had a dream and then I turned on the lights and she’s dead on the floor,” he said on the call.

“Um, I have blood all over me and there’s a bloody knife on the bed and I think I did it,

“I took more medicine than I should have,” he said. “I took Coricidin … because I know it can make you feel good. So a lot of times I can’t sleep at night, so I took some. … She’s not moving. Oh my God.”

The couple had seemed head over heels in love with each other, especially Lauren who regularly took to Instagram to gush about her Husband.

“I legit have soooo many pictures I want to share right now when talking Valentine’s Day / husband this will have to do.” She said on one Instagram post, “Happy Valentine’s Day to the best husband there could ever be!!! I’m so blessed to have you forever and always ❤ God did good and knew exactly what he was doing. Our paths were perfectly planned for us to meet at the perfect time after learning the perfect lessons! I couldn’t have done it better myself. I love your fun times, silly times, and all the in between times! Can’t wait to see our future times -your wife,”

A funeral service for Lauren was held at the Hope Lutheran Church on Monday while Matthew is expected in court on Tuesday.

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