Matthew Taylor Coleman Admits He Was Delusional When He Killed His Two Children

Matthew Taylor Coleman wrote a two-page letter to a friend admitting how his way of thinking has shifted since he killed his two children in Mexico with a spearfishing gun 10 months ago.

In the letter, Coleman addressed some of his alleged conspiratorial thinking on handwritten lined notebook paper, which included his belief that his wife, Abby, had reptile DNA and that she passed it down to the couple’s kids, Kaleo, 2, and Roxy, 10 months.

Matthew Taylor Coleman Admits He Was Delusional When He Killed His Two Children

Coleman has been charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals and has pleaded not guilty.

“I was deceived,” Coleman wrote in the letter. “I was deceiving myself. I know now that the [reptile] DNA thing was a delusion in my own mind. I made myself believe something that wasn’t there.”

On August 7, 2021, Matthew and Abby were packing for a family trip. Authorities allege that Matthew abruptly put Kaleo and Roxy into his van and drove away from their Santa Barbara, Calif., home.

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Abby proceeded to call the police out of concern. She informed authorities that she and her husband had not been arguing and that there was no marital strife, according to the FBI’s report. She told cops that she did not believe that the children were in any danger and that she thought Matthew would eventually return home with the kids.

However, he did not return. Instead, authorities allege he drove the children into Mexico and two days later, he took the kids to a ranch, where he killed them with a spearfishing gun and returned to his hotel a few hours later. He was arrested when he attempted to cross the border back into the United States.

Matthew was allegedly motivated by various outlandish conspiracy theories, according to an FBI criminal complaint.

“He said visions and signs revealed that his wife, A.C. [Abby Coleman], possessed serpent DNA (M. COLEMAN mentioned that he was not sure if his wife 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,” according to the affidavit.

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Authorities allege Coleman believed in the QAnon conspiracy theory, which is the incorrect belief that former president Donald Trump has secretly been battling Satan-worshipping pedophiles at the highest levels of political power and influence.

In a later affidavit, Abby allegedly told authorities she had also researched QAnon with her husband but said he “became significantly more paranoid that people around him were involved in a conspiracy.”

Friends shared with the outlet earlier this year how Coleman spent hours a day on websites and message boards, reading about conspiracy theories.

However, now, Coleman is in jail with no access to conspiracy websites. In his letter, he explains that he’s processing his beliefs.

“I’m sorting through it all now,” he wrote. “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, so I’m having to use my mind to figure things out.”

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