Santa Barbara man killed his children after receiving visions

August 12, 2021

Matthew Coleman

By KAREN VELIE

A Santa Barbara surf instructor confessed to killing his children earlier this week because he believed they were going to grow into monsters. Matthew Taylor Coleman shot and killed his children in Mexico with a spear fishing gun.

Coleman drove his 2-year-old boy and 10-month-old girl to Rosarito, Mexico on Saturday. On Monday, he drove to Rancho El Descanso, pulled off the road, killed the children, and then moved the bodies about 30 feet and hid them in some brush, according to an FBI affidavit.

After he was detained at the U.S. border, Coleman told the FBI he knew what he did was wrong, but he needed to save the world.

“Coleman explained that he was enlightened by QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories and was receiving visions and signs that his wife possessed serpent DNA and had passed it on to his children,” according to the affidavit.

While being booked into the Santa Ana Jail, a jailer asked the suspect why he had a band-aid on his hand. Coleman said, “it was from hurting his children,” according to the affidavit.

Coleman is facing a federal charge of the foreign murder of U.S. nationals, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.


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Jorge Estrada

Beyond sad and when that very sick dad gets well, if ever, then what? We can only pray for their family.


slo_full_of_slow_learners

what a nut job


paragon

“Coleman explained that he was enlightened by QAnon”. Well surprise surprise surprise… QAnon believers are among the craziest and most dangerous of the conspiracy nuts, and if we tolerate and fail to repudiate their unhinged rhetoric, we will only see more sickening horrible acts like this.


username1

Really turning it political already? Such a traffic thing to happen. Typical lib commentary.


slo-to-load

Wow, you just revealed a lot about yourself if you think calling out crazy QAnon nuts is “political” and “lib commentary”. Both political parties as well as conservatives and liberals across the board have disavowed the idiotic QAnon followers. It’s only the ultra-radical fringe nutjobs that give it any credence, so I guess we know where you stand.


aye-caramba

This is just too sad… Rest in peace little ones.