Matthew Taylor Coleman is owner of a Southern California surf school told investigators he stabbed his young children to death with a spearfishing gun know all about his Family, Parents, Wife, Children , Arrest, Net Worth, Wikipedia and Invistigation
Who is Matthew Taylor Coleman
The owner of a Southern California surf school told investigators he stabbed his young children to death with a spearfishing gun because he believed the kids—aged 1 and 3—were “going to grow into monsters,” according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court.Coleman founded the Lovewater Surf School school in Santa Barbara in 2011, according to the company’s web page and reports from authorities, and ran it with his wife. Lovewater featured summer surf camps and group and private lessons.
Matthew Coleman and wife Abby Coleman
Matthew Coleman and his wife, Abby Coleman, have been married since January 2017, according to his Instagram. He wrote in a post on his first anniversary, “In marriage, we’re given someone that is there to daily celebrate the other in a way that none other can do. Not cause you got a promotion, or achieved something special, but just because you’re you. We get an opportunity to mirror back the glory that we see and, in doing so, release each other into the full and free expression of who we were designed to be.”
Coleman added, “Now to brag about my beautiful wifey a little… she cooks brisket like a true Texan, goes surfing with me even when it’s cold and teaches me to always see the good, regardless of the circumstances. Not to mention a 6 time prom/homecoming queen.”
Killing his two young children Case and Investigation
Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, was detained Tuesday when he attempted to re-enter the United States one day after the bodies of his children were found at a ranch near Rosarito in Baja California. He had taken them over the border to Mexico without telling his wife where he was going.
Coleman allegedly killed his 2-year-old boy and 10-month-old girl on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, which filed the criminal complaint. Federal prosecutors have charged Coleman with foreign murder of U.S. nationals. Earlier reports listed different ages for the children.
The bodies of the children were found Monday morning by a farmworker at a ranch near Rosarito in Baja California, said Hiram Sanchez, Baja California’s attorney general.The girl had been stabbed 12 times, and the boy was stabbed 17 times, he said.
A blood-stained wooden stake also was found, authorities said.In the complaint filed Wednesday, an FBI agent said Coleman had allegedly murdered his children by “shooting a spear fishing gun into their chests” and that he had confessed to the murders during an interview with law enforcement agents Monday.
Coleman and the children had checked into a Rosarito hotel on Saturday, but video footage showed them leaving before dawn on Monday, authorities said.The father returned alone later that morning and then left the hotel for good, authorities said.
Mondos Beach in Ventura County was one of the school’s teaching sites, the company’s web materials show, along with several Santa Barbara County surf spots.Police in Santa Barbara said Coleman’s wife had reported her husband and children missing on Sunday and said she was concerned for their well-being. Matthew Coleman had left the couple’s home in a Mercedes Sprinter van about 24 hours earlier and his wife did not know where the three had gone, according to the justice department’s account.
Coleman’s wife had been able to track his phone to Rosarito on Sunday by using a computer application, federal authorities said. On Monday, the tracking app showed Coleman’s phone was near the border entry point. FBI agents in San Diego met Coleman, who was reportedly in the Sprinter van without the children.
The FBI agent’s affidavit included in Wednesday’s federal complaint offered additional details. The family had apparently been planning to go on a camping trip Saturday, Coleman’s wife told authorities, when her husband instead left with the children in the van but without a car seat.
She spoke with a Santa Barbara Police Department officer on Saturday when Coleman did not return her text messages, but told the officer she did not believe Coleman would harm the children or that they were in danger. The officer tried to call Coleman but got no response, according to the affidavit. The wife declined further assistance at that point.
On Sunday evening, a Santa Barbara police officer went to the couple’s home to meet with the wife. She told the officer there had been no argument prior to Coleman’s departure and she had no problems with him, according to the affidavit. The officer suggested using the tracking application to locate Coleman’s phone.
After Coleman’s arrest, he reportedly told authorities he had put the youngest child in a box because he had no car seat. During the recorded interview with FBI agents, Coleman allegedly said he “believed his children were going to grow into monsters so he had to kill them,” the affidavit says.Coleman was expected to make his initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in downtown Los Angeles. Assistant U.S. attorneys Joanna Curtis, chief of the violent and organized crime section, and Kevin Butler, also with the violent crime section, are prosecuting the case.