A QAnon Follower in California has been Charged with Murdering His Two Children with a Spearfishing Gun
As per officials, a federal grand jury in San Diego indicted a California parent who claimed he was enlightened by QAnon and used a spearfishing gun to kill his 10-month-old daughter and 2-year-old son in Mexico.
According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, is charged with two counts of international first-degree murder of US citizens.
Coleman, a Santa Barbara surfing instructor, might face the death penalty, however, the attorney general “will determine whether to seek the death penalty at a later date.”
A criminal complaint filed last month accuses Coleman of killing his children “by shooting a spearfishing gun into their chests.”
He admitted to killing the kids, telling investigators that “he believed his children were going to grow up to be monsters, so he had to kill them.”
According to the complaint, “Coleman explained that he was enlightened by QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy beliefs and was having visions and signs” that his wife was telling him “he was saving the world from monsters.”
Coleman admitted in the document that he understood killing his children was terrible, but that it was “the sole course of action that would rescue the world.”
Coleman’s wife reported her husband had left with their two children to the police on August 7. Coleman put the kids in their Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and drove away, even though the family was meant to go camping together. She stated that they had not fought and that she had no reason to fear her husband would hurt her children, but she was concerned because he had not taken a car seat with him.
She reported them missing the next day, and police assisted her in tracking Coleman down using the “Find my iPhone” app. His last known whereabouts were in the Mexican city of Rosarito.
Coleman’s wife’s friends showed police on Aug. 9 that he was going toward the US-Mexico border, still using the app. He did not have his children in the van when officials arrived.
Following the children’s disappearance, Mexican authorities claimed to find two children’s bodies in a ditch that matched their description. According to the criminal complaint, the newborn and toddler suffered “large puncture wounds in their chest chambers.” Coleman admitted to transporting the bodies 30 yards away from where the children were slain, according to authorities.