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After Mexican authorities discovered his two children dead following an apparent stabbing, a Santa Barbara dad named Matthew Coleman was arrested.
The two youngsters were discovered Monday morning after law enforcement officers were dispatched to a ranch in Rosarito, Mexico, on Mexico’s Baja California coast. Before finding the deaths of the two small children, a ranch employee discovered blood traces.
He is 40 years old.
Stabbed to Death His Kids Full Details
The attorney general of Baja California, Hiram Sanchez, told reporters that the 3-year-old boy had been stabbed 12 times. The 1-year-old daughter has 17 stab wounds. According to Sanchez, a blood-stained wooden stick was discovered at the scene.
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Coleman and his wife, Abby, own and operate Santa Barbara’s Lovewater Surf School. Concerns about Coleman’s whereabouts were raised over the weekend, according to Sanchez, when Abby Coleman reported her husband and two children missing to Santa Barbara police. Authorities in Mexico say they have video footage of Coleman and the children checking into a hotel in Rosarito on Saturday.
The three are then seen leaving in the early hours of Monday, before Coleman returns alone that morning to check out, according to the footage.
A farmworker discovered the mangled bodies of the two infants in the period between Coleman’s appearances on the tape. U.S.
When Coleman attempted to re-enter the nation at the San Ysidro border on Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection officers were waiting for him, and he is now in federal detention after being arrested on suspicion of murder. According to ABC7, Mexican and American authorities are cooperating to return the bodies of the youngsters to their California home.
Coleman is anticipated to face serious murder charges in Mexico, according to reports. In a statement, the FBI said: “A joint investigation is underway among the Santa Barbara Police Department, the FBI in Los Angeles and San Diego, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexican authorities.”
According to Mexican officials, if he is accused and convicted in Mexico, he could face a sentence of 60 to 120 years in prison.