A Santa Barbara father is facing a possible death penalty over the heinous murders of his two children in Rosarito, Mexico, last month. The man reportedly mounted the heinous killings because he believed they carried "serpent DNA," according to a new San Diego federal jury indictment filed on Wednesday.

The suspect, Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, has been slapped with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of United States nationals after he allegedly killed his own 2-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter on Aug. 9, 2021, KSBY reported.

His alleged crimes make him eligible for the death penalty. The Attorney General will hand out a decision on whether to seek capital punishment at a later date.

The investigation commenced after Coleman’s wife phoned Santa Barbara Police to report that her husband had suddenly left the couple’s residence in a Mercedes Sprinter van with the kids. She would file three missing persons reports the next day after failing to contact the trio.

Using a phone-locating service, the matriarch managed to determine that Coleman’s phone had been in Rosarito on Sunday afternoon, according to the affidavit.

The same application was used on Monday to confirm that Coleman had been near the San Ysidro Port of Entry area in the U.S.-Mexico border.

The FBI then dispatched officers in San Diego to contact Coleman, who reportedly re-entered the United States with the same Mercedes Sprinter van without the children.

Cops would subsequently contact their counterparts in Rosarito and learn that Mexican authorities had just recovered the corpses of two children that morning, matching the description of the suspect's missing kids.

Coleman, a California surf instructor, would confess that his belief in QAnon convinced him to mercilessly murder his two children last month and abandon their corpses in a field in Mexico, the Rolling Stone reported. He argued they carried "serpent DNA."

FBI agents then proceeded to apprehend Coleman at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

“There are no words to describe the profound grief that envelops an entire community when a child is murdered,” Acting U.S. Attorney Randy Grossman said in a statement. “The Department of Justice is determined to achieve justice for these victims and their loved ones.”

Coleman will front the United States District Court in downtown Los Angeles for the first time on Thursday and will appear in the San Diego district court, where the case will be prosecuted, at a later date.

Coleman confessed that his belief in QAnon convinced him to mercilessly murder his two children last month and abandon their corpses in a field in Mexico because they carried the "serpent DNA." This is a representational image. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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