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A California surf instructor accused of killing his two kids with a spearfishing gun at a Mexico resort told FBI agents after his August arrest he believed he was Neo from The Matrix, a recently filed search warrant reveals.
In an interview with federal agents last summer, Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, who had become obsessed with the alt-right conspiracy group QAnon prior to killing kids Kaleo, 2, and Roxy, ten months, ‘discussed time travel, teleportation, [his kids] telling him about babies being placed in fireworks, food, and walls,’ the filing states.
According to the warrant filed in US District Court for the District of California February 17, Coleman ranted to agents after confessing to the double murder, saying he was ‘either crazy or the only person left on Earth that is a true man.’
Explaining why he killed his two kids, Coleman ‘mentioned during the interview that “Q” was actually talking to him’ ahead of the murders, the filing states, referring to the eponymous, anonymous online persona that set off the conspiracy movement in 2017.
California surf instructor Matthew Coleman, who confessed to killing his two kids with a spearfishing gun at a Mexico resort because they had ‘serpent DNA,’ told FBI agents after his August arrest he believed he was Neo from The Matrix, a recently filed search warrant reveals
In an interview with federal agents, Coleman, 40, who had become obsessed with the alt-right conspiracy group QAnon prior to killing kids Kaleo, 2, and Roxy, ten months, ‘discussed time travel, teleportation, [his kids] telling him about babies being placed in fireworks, food, and walls,’ the filing states. His wife Abby reported them missing days before the double murder
The report then revealed the morning of the murder, ‘while he was in Mexico – before killing his children – Coleman laid in bed seeing all the pieces being decoded like “The Matrix”‘
The group claims, among other things, that a cabal of cannibalistic Democrats is currently leading a global child sex abuse ring, and offers conspiracies on subjects ranging from vaccines and government, child pornography, and the presidency, which family members say snarled Coleman in the buildup to his crimes.
The recent filing sheds new light on Coleman’s downward spiral before the double murder, revealing never-before-seen texts from the the owner of Santa Barbara’s Lovewater Surf Co. the morning of the murder to his wife, Abby Coleman, who had reported him and their two kids missing two days earlier, on August 7.
After not returning his wife’s texts as to their whereabouts for more than 48 hours, Coleman, while laying in bed with his two kids at City Express Hotel, a Christian resort in Rosarito, Mexico, just after 3 am, sent her a stream of bizarre text offering a glimpse into his shattered mindset, the document reveals
‘Hi babe, miss you too,’ read one of the texts, sent in the early hours of August 9 – the day of the murder, according to the filing.
‘Things have been rough but starting to get some clarity as well. Still confused on a lot of things though and processing through them.
‘So many crazy thoughts going through my head right now, hard to explain,’ he went on, adding that he was ‘getting some clarity through my grandmas [sic] old bibles.’
Coleman admitted to FBI that he murdered his son Kaleo (left), two, and daughter Roxy (right), 10 months, in August.
Coleman, who had told investigators he killed the tots because they had ‘serpent DNA,’ continued: ‘Anyways, was actually still thinking of burning them in case theres [sic] a chip in them or something.
‘Going to keep processing through everything and hope to get some answers.’
He then offered his wife of four years an eerie sign-off that seemingly forecasted the horrid acts he would commit late in the day, in the last message he would ever send her.
‘Hope all this craziness ends soon. Love you,’ Coleman wrote, according to the warrant, before murdering his children just hours later.
The document further revealed that after being apprehended by officers upon his return to the US two days later, Coleman told agents that he had started noticing ‘strange coincidences’ five or six days before committing the murders.
According to the warrant, Coleman discussed with investigators ‘QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories as well as Strong’s numbers (an index of every word in the Bible),’ before telling them he had experienced ‘visions and signs revealed that his wife possessed serpent DNA.’
Coleman lived in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and two kids. He left on August 7 and checked into the City Express Hotel in Rosarito, Mexico. Two days later he was arrested after trying to get back in the US at the San Ysidro Point of Entry for the murder of his two children
He also told investigators that he suspected his spouse was a shapeshifter, ‘and had passed it onto his children and that all things were pointing to the idea that his children have corrupted DNA that will spread if something is not done about it.’
The agent who penned the report, Joseph Hamer, noted that ‘Coleman explained that he was either crazy or the only person that is left on Earth that is a true man’ during the interrogation.
The report then revealed ‘that while he was in Mexico – before killing his children – Coleman laid in bed seeing all the pieces being decoded like “The Matrix.”‘
He told investigators that his true name ‘was Neo. M. Coleman’ and discussed time travel, teleportation,’ and attested that his kids had warned him ‘about babies being placed in fireworks, food, and walls.’
Coleman went on to claim that Q – the name of the anonymous account whose 2017 post to image-sharing site 4Chan sparked the QAnon movement- was communicating with him directly, telling agents that he ‘eventually…saw the big picture that he had to kill his children to prevent them from becoming an alien species that would release carnage over the Earth.’
Coleman ‘said he knew what he did was wrong, but it was the only course of action that would save the world,’ according to the filing.
Border agents arrested Coleman (right) after he tried to cross from Tijuana into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Pictured: Coleman with his wife, Abby (left), and their son Kaleo
During the interview, Coleman demonstrated a series of hand signals he said proved someone was part of the conspiracy and showed their allegiance, according to the warrant.
He said he had scrolled through Instagram and took screenshots of various people making the hand signs, and although he said he no longer used Facebook, he had done a search of a friend’s account and saw a picture of him making one of the gestures over his eye.
Coleman told agents that he ‘knew that the ‘whole thing was a setup’ and ‘they’ were using people’ to get him.
When agents spoke to Abby Coleman, she explained that the two of them had been ‘researching QAnon’ and that Coleman had become ‘significantly more paranoid that people around him were involved in a conspiracy.’
She said Coleman ‘started doing a lot of research on leaders running ‘the church’ and found that they may have been part of the conspiracy,’ and that he had connected ‘the people running “the church” to people in their community and to some of their best friends.’
Coleman told officers that Abby, along with the couple’s shared friends, were ‘all in on this thing together,’ the warrant goes on.
Two days later, Coleman was taken into custody by federal agents at the San Ysidro, California Port of Entry. as he re-entered the country from Mexico.
The day prior, investigators uncovered the remains of his 2-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter, Kaleo and Roxy, found at a ranch in Baja California.
In a subsequent interview with the FBI, Coleman confessed to stabbing Kaleo and Roxy to death with the speargun, saying he disposed of their bloody clothes in a trash bin near Tijuana, according to the warrant.
A friend of Coleman’s, identified in the warrant as ‘A.M.,’ also spoke to the FBI, and confirmed that Coleman had started seeing ‘signs’ urging him to do things at almost every turn.
There were suspicious Instagram postings by ‘musicians, teachers, and friends,’ A.M. said Coleman told him, and the people making hand signals in the photos Coleman spotted were ‘evil disguised as good.’
Coleman, who is currently detained in federal prison without bail, appeared in court on September 9 for the double homicide. He is set to appear again May 19
During the interview, Coleman showed the interviewing agents several hand signals or signs he said ‘were an indication that someone was a part of the conspiracy and showing their allegiance.’
He told officers ‘that he scrolled through Instagram and took screenshots of individuals making these hand signals or signs,’ according to the filing.
According to the document, ‘Coleman showed A.M. a picture from Instagram in which A.M.’s friends were making peace signs, insisting that A.M. was a “loyalist,” and “could not see that he was being controlled.”
The anonymous friend also told agents of ‘a call he’d received from Abby a few hours after Coleman took off for Mexico, asking him to come over to their house.
‘When he arrived,’ the warrant reveals, Abby showed Coleman’s friend ‘a picture of him with his friends when he was about 13, “making hand gestures.”‘
‘Based, at least in part, on these hand gestures,’ the warrant continues, ‘A.M. said that [Abby] accused him of “being in on it,” spurring her to chase him out of the Coleman family home.
The search warrant requests permission from a judge for federal agents to peruse Coleman’s private Facebook activity, in hopes of learning additional information on the case.
Coleman, who is currently detained in federal prison without bail, is set to appear in court May 19.