California dad Matthew Taylor Coleman, who killed his two children with a spear gun, was a QAnon conspiracy theorist who believed his kids “were going to grow into monsters” because of their “Serpent DNA.” Coleman was arrested at the border Monday.
The 40-year-old father was charged on Wednesday with foreign murder of U.S. nationals after confessing to the killing of his 2-year-old son and his 10-month-old daughter. Coleman admitting to the FBI that he killed his children because he believed they “were going to grow into monsters.” He said that conspiracy theories convinced him his wife had passed down her “serpent DNA” to them.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the California dad and his wife, Abby Coleman, were having marital issues ahead of the gruesome murder. Reports claim that Mrs. Coleman reported her husband and children missing on Sunday. Matthew Taylor Coleman had taken the kids out on Saturday and never returned.
Matthew Taylor Coleman stopped responding to his wife’s text messages. Abby Coleman knew that her husband did not have the car seats with him so she became worried and called the police. She then tracked him using the application Find My iPhone and found that he had gone to Rosarito, Mexico.
The FBI got involved after authorities suspected that it was a case of parental kidnapping. On Monday, Matthew Taylor Coleman was detained at the U.S.-Mexico border after he tried to slip back into California. Agents couldn’t find the children in the van and they found blood on the seats. Coleman has remained in custody.
A nine-page criminal affidavit was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Jennifer Bannon, a special agent with the FBI. wrote that the California dad explained to officials that he knew what he did was wrong. He claimed it was the only way to save the world.
Bannon wrote that “M. Coleman stated that he believed his children were going to grow into monsters so he had to kill them. M. Coleman explained that he was enlightened by QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories and was receiving visions and signs revealing that his wife, A.C., possessed serpent DNA and had passed it on to his children.”
The California dad admitted he was a member of QAnon and was part of the pro-Trump conspiracy movement. The theory alleges that Democrats and coastal elites engage in pedophilia and worship Satan. At a detention hearing on Wednesday in a Los Angeles federal court, Matthew Taylor Coleman was ordered to be held without bond. He is scheduled for arraignment on August 31.
According to authorities, Coleman used a spearfishing gun to stab his two children, 2-year-old Kaleo, and 10-month-old Roxy. Coleman told investigators that his son was still alive after he shot him so he continued to move the spear around. He then confessed to shooting his spearfishing gun into his 10-month-old daughter’s heart.
Matthew Taylor Coleman was convinced his children received “Serpent DNA” from their mother, which could be a reference to the “lizard people” conspiracy theories. The bizarre theory claims that reptilian aliens run the world and have infiltrated important political, economic, and influential positions.
The criminal complaint details Coleman’s confession. It said Coleman told authorities that he learned about “serpent DNA” from QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories online. Social media algorithms often connect QAnon supporters, Illuminati conspiracy theorists, and believers of “lizard people,” lumping them together across platforms. Posts often spread an amalgamation of all these ideals to anyone with interest. The believers have since melded together in the last several years.
The FBI has warned the American populous against the dangers of QAnon supports. Authorities claim that activists may resort to violence because of their beliefs. Recently, Anthony Quinn Warner bombed his RV outside an AT&T building in Nashville, Tenn. The Christmas Day attack was connected to conspiracy theories. Warner claimed that lizard people were taking over Hollywood and the U.S. government.