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QAnon dad may face death penalty

A brand new search warrant additionally reveals DOJ is working to dispel any madness protection from Matthew Coleman.

SAN DIEGO — The Department of Justice may search the death penalty towards Matthew Coleman, the Santa Barbara father, and QAnon conspiracist, accused of murdering his younger kids with a spear gun in Baja Mexico final August.

In a May 13 courtroom submitting, U.S. Attorneys in San Diego requested for added time earlier than shifting ahead with the trial towards Coleman as they “contemplate” whether or not to pursue the death penalty.

In addition, a brand new search warrant filed in federal courtroom on June 3, exhibits the federal prosecutors proceed to scour by Coleman’s computer systems in hopes of figuring out whether or not or not he has a “legitimate mental illness.” 

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Coleman is accused of taking his two-year-old son and his 10-month-old daughter from their Santa Barbara dwelling to a seashore group close to Rosarito with out his spouse’s information the place the 40-year-old surf teacher allegedly murdered the 2 kids. 

According to textual content messages which had been included in Coleman’s indictment, Coleman was a QAnon conspiracy theorist, who believed his spouse had “serpent DNA” and handed it alongside to the couple’s kids. He informed authorities on his arrest that he believed his kids would change into monsters and he wanted to kill them.

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In textual content messages that Coleman wrote to his spouse, Abby, across the time of the murders, Coleman texted, “Things have been tough however beginning to get some readability as nicely. Still confused about a variety of issues although and processing by them. So many loopy ideas going by my head proper now, laborious to clarify. Yeah, humorous you are getting some readability by my grandma’s outdated bibles. Wasn’t there 2? Anyways, was truly nonetheless pondering of burning them in case there is a chip in them or one thing. Going to maintain processing every part and hope to get some solutions. Hope all this craziness ends quickly. Love you.” 

Later that very same day, on August 9, 2021, federal brokers arrested Coleman on the San Ysidro Port of Entry as he tried to cross again into the United States. Mexican authorities discovered Coleman’s kids in a ditch close to Rancho Del Cielo.

In interviews with authorities, Coleman stated that he first discovered of “Lizard People” on Twitter and from who authorities imagine is British conspiracy theorist David Icke, who believes reptiles are interbreeding with Nordic folks.

However, the June 3 search warrant to realize entry to Coleman’s Apple account, exhibits the Department of Justice is additional attempting to decipher whether or not or not Coleman was mentally unwell on the time of the alleged murders. 

“…[S]ome people who are arrested for violent crimes will feign mental illness whereas others may suffer from legitimate mental illness. One way to determine if a person has a legitimate mental illness or is malingering, or to determine the extent to which a person understood the nature of their actions, is to examine their conduct and communications with others during the time around and leading up to specific events,” reads the search warrant for Coleman’s computer. 

“For that reason, I believe an examination of [Coleman’s] activity and communications will help establish his true mental state leading up to and around the time of the murders.” 

Attorneys for Matthew Coleman didn’t reply to a request for remark.

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