Crime QAnon dad who allegedly killed his children ‘had a psychotic break,’ family believes: report
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The family of Matthew Taylor Coleman, the California man accused of murdering his 2-year-old son and 10-month-old, is sticking by him after the grisly crime.
“At this point, we all believe that he had a psychotic break,” a longtime family friend, who was not identified, told.
“It’s the only explanation that makes any sense to us. Something clicked, and he did something that was incomprehensible. Before August 7, we thought his life was damn near perfect.”
Coleman, 40, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on two counts of foreign first-degree murder of U.S. nationals, making him eligible for the death penalty if convicted.
From election to COVID, 9/11 conspiracies cast a long shadow
Korey Rowe served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and returned to the U.S. in 2004 traumatized and disillusioned. His experiences overseas and nagging questions about Sept. 11, 2001 convinced him America's leaders were lying about what happened that day and the wars that followed. The result was “Loose Change,” a 2005 documentary produced by Rowe and written and directed by his childhood friend, Dylan Avery, that popularized the theory that the U.S. government was behind 9/11. One of the first viral hits of the still-young internet, it encouraged millions to question what they were told.
Matthew Taylor Coleman was indicted last week.
The married surf school owner allegedly kidnapped 2-year-old son Kaleo and 10-month-old daughter Roxy and drove them from their Santa Barbara home to Rosarito, Baja California, according to police.
There, Coleman allegedly stabbed the children in their chests with a spearfishing gun and hid their bodies, which were eventually found by a farmworker.
Coleman was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border when he tried to cross back over stateside.
The surf dad claimed “his children were going to grow into monsters so he had to kill them,” FBI special agent Jennifer Bannon wrote in the criminal complaint, and said, all bizarre ramblings tied to the QAnon conspiracy.
“We don’t know what the future holds,” the family friend told. “And we’re not endorsing anything he might have done, and we’re still grieving the senseless loss of Kaleo and Roxy. But we’re standing by him as this goes ahead. The hope is that he’ll get the help he clearly needs.”
COVID heroes: Custodians deserve our gratitude. I know because my dad worked as a cleaner. .
You might think of doctors and nurses as front-line heroes, but some of the toughest battles have been fought by orderlies and custodians. They don’t make a lot of money, and they rarely get singled out for praise, but they save lives as surely as the others. Cleaning became family business I’ve been thinking a lot about them and other cleaners lately because our family is still in the business today. We employ a bunch of front-line heroes, and I think we owe them less risk and more peace of mind, even after we finally put COVID-19 behind us.