The California “surf dad” who allegedly killed his young children last year after he was “enlightened” by QAnon says he was “delusional” at the time, now that he’s spent 10 months in jail with no access to conspiracy websites.
Matthew Taylor Coleman allegedly shot 3-year-old Kaleo and 10-month-old Roxy in the chest with spearfishing guns after he abruptly drove them to Mexico last August while he and his wife were in the middle of packing for a family trip.
Coleman was arrested in September as he tried to cross back into the United States and was charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of US nationals. He told investigators that his wife “possessed serpent DNA and had passed it onto his children” and “that he had to kill his children to prevent them from becoming an alien species that would release carnage over the Earth,” as CrimeOnline previously reported.
He also told investigators he was Neo from the movie, “The Matrix,” and said he knew killing his babies was wrong, “but it was the only course of action that would save the world.”
He has pleaded not guilty and is being held in an undisclosed federal prison in California without bail.
According to PEOPLE magazine, Coleman penned a two-page letter to a friend discussing his thinking over the past 10 months.
“I was deceived,” he wrote. “I was deceiving myself. I know now that the [serpent] DNA thing was a delusion in my own mind. I made myself believe something that wasn’t there.”
Authorities say that Coleman was an adherent of the false QAnon conspiracy, which says that former president Donald Trump is leading a secret fight against Satan-worshiping pedophiles at high levels of power and influence. His wife, Abby Coleman, told investigators that she had researched QAnon with him but that he “became significantly more paranoid that people around him were involved in a conspiracy.”
In jail, Coleman has no access to conspiracy websites, and he wrote to his friend that he’s “sorting through it all now” and “having to use my mind to figure things out.”
“There’s a lot to unpack, but I have to figure out what I really believe, but I don’t have access to information anymore,” he wrote.
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[Featured image: Kaleo and Roxy Coleman via Instagram]