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QAnon Follower Charged With Killing Kids Over 'Serpent DNA'

Matthew Taylor Coleman charged with Mexico murders of children aged 2 and 10 months

(Newser) - Update: The alleged QAnon follower accused of killing his two young children because he believed they had "serpent DNA" was indicted Wednesday. Matthew Taylor Coleman, 40, of Santa Barbara, Calif., was charged with two counts of foreign first-degree murder of US nationals, making him eligible for the death penalty,...

'QAnon Shaman' Pleads Guilty
Horned Rioter Pleads Guilty

Horned Rioter Pleads Guilty

Jacob Chansley has distanced himself from QAnon and Trump since Capitol riot, lawyer says

(Newser) - An Arizona man who sported face paint, no shirt, and a furry hat with horns when he joined the mob that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 pleaded guilty Friday to a felony charge and wants to be released from jail while he awaits sentencing. Jacob Chansley, who was...

Parkland Shooting Survivor: My Dad Thinks It Was a Hoax

Teen tells Vice that QAnon conspiracy theories are ripping his family apart

(Newser) - One of the last people you'd expect to believe the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., was a hoax is the parent of a child who experienced the trauma firsthand. But one 18-year-old survivor says the father who once refused to wear the same color shirt as the shooter...

Lawyer for 'QAnon Shaman': Tests Show He's Mentally Ill

Tests reveal multiple diagnoses for Jacob Chansley, and plea deal is in the works

(Newser) - One of the most recognizable members of the mob that stormed the Capitol has been diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses that include transient schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, his lawyer tells Reuters . Psychologists with the Federal Bureau of Prisons made the findings after testing Jacob Chansley , aka the QAnon Shaman, says...

Judge Orders 'QAnon Shaman' to Take Competency Exam

Lawyer argues months in prison have caused client to deteriorate

(Newser) - The man who wore no shirt, a fur-lined hat with horns, face paint, and carried a spear with a flag on it into the US Capitol Building during the Jan. 6 attack has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. You may know Jacob Anthony Chansley as Jake Angeli...

FBI Issues New Warning About QAnon
FBI Has a New
Worry About QAnon

FBI Has a New Worry About QAnon

Intelligence report says some members may become violent in the real world

(Newser) - Some of the bedrock conspiracy theories of QAnon failed to materialize because of the defeat of former President Trump. And while that's causing some members of the group to pack it in, others might go in the opposite direction and turn their online threats into actual violence, the FBI...

Michael Flynn Clarifies His Comments About a Coup
Michael Flynn
Clarifies His
About a Coup

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Michael Flynn Clarifies His Comments About a Coup

After viral clip, former general says media misinterpreted his response to a question

(Newser) - Michael Flynn wants to make it clear: He is not advocating a military coup in the United States. The retired general and former national security adviser issued the clarification after a viral clip surfaced over the weekend and led to headlines and criticism. The details:
  • Original words: At a right-wing

Poll: 23% of Republicans Are QAnon Believers

Movement is as big as some major religions, pollsters say

(Newser) - "These are words I never thought I would write into a poll question, or have the need to, but here we are," says pollster Robby Jones. A new poll from the nonprofit he founded, the Public Religion Research Institute, found that 15% of Americans agree with the core...

Mom Accused of Killing 3 Kids Believed QAnon-Style Theories

Liliana Carrillo says she drowned kids to protect them

(Newser) - Post-partum depression and QAnon-style conspiracy theories allegedly combined with tragic results in the case of a California mother accused of killing her three children. Liliana Carrillo was arrested for an alleged carjacking earlier this month, hours after her young children were found dead in a Los Angeles apartment. According to...

Who Is 'Q' of QAnon? Documentary Makes Claim
Filmmaker: 'Q' of QAnon
Inadvertently Revealed Self
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Filmmaker: 'Q' of QAnon Inadvertently Revealed Self

HBO documentary asserts that 8kun administrator Ron Watkins is shadowy figure

(Newser) - It's one of the big questions surrounding the QAnon movement : Who is Q? That is, who is the anonymous figure behind QAnon's fringe conspiracy theories, including the ones claiming that opponents of Donald Trump run a global pedophile ring and worship Satan. In a new documentary on HBO...

'Detachment From Reality' Keeps QAnon Shaman in Jail Til Trial

Judge Royce Lamberth rules Jacob Chansley has shown no remorse or regret over Capitol attack

(Newser) - Jacob Chansley, aka Jake Angeli, aka the "QAnon Shaman," will now have plenty of downtime to reflect on what name he'd like to stick with for the long term. Per WSOC , a DC federal judge on Monday ruled the 33-year-old Arizona man must stay behind bars until...

House Cancels Thursday Session Over Attack Fears

The Senate has not followed suit

(Newser) - The House of Representatives has canceled its Thursday session over reports of a possible plot by an “identified militia group” to attempt a repeat of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. One Democratic lawmaker tells the Hill that there is “growing concern about threats to the...

Arrest Over QAnon Carving at 'America's Stonehenge'

Police allege Mark Russo, 51, used power tool on rock configuration

(Newser) - Police have made an arrest following a 15-month-long investigation into vandalism at a group of rock configurations in New Hampshire called "America's Stonehenge." Mark Russo, 51, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, has been charged with one count of felony criminal mischief, accused of defacing the stone in Salem...

Police: Possible Plot to Attack Capitol Tomorrow

Conspiracy theorists believe Trump will be sworn in again Thursday

(Newser) - Donald Trump will not be sworn in as the 19th president of the United States on Thursday, but Capitol Police officials say they have received intelligence that conspiracy theorists who believe otherwise might be planning to storm the Capitol again. "We have obtained intelligence that shows a possible plot...

Conspiracy Theorists Think Trump Will Be President on Thursday

No expectation of violence, though Capitol Police will be on guard

(Newser) - Capitol Police are boosting security in response to a far-right conspiracy theory claiming Donald Trump will again become president on Thursday. Some QAnon supporters believed Trump would declare martial law and remain in office on Jan. 20. But "when that didn't happen, the date was moved from Jan....

Marjorie Taylor Greene: 'I Feel Free'
Marjorie Taylor Greene:
'Of Course I'm Sorry'
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Marjorie Taylor Greene: 'Of Course I'm Sorry'

But GOP lawmaker says she is unfazed about being kicked off committees by Democrats

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene started the day with a defiant tweet about "moron" Democrats after they stripped her of her committee posts , and she continued the theme later in a press conference on Friday. "If I was on a committee, I'd be wasting my time because my...

Lawyer: 'QAnon Shaman' Now Knows Trump 'Really Didn't Love Him'

Judge also rules Jacob Chansley, accused of storming Capitol, should get organic meals in jail

(Newser) - Whether you know him as Jacob Chansley (real name), Jake Angeli, or the "QAnon Shaman," the 33-year-old Phoenix man who's facing federal charges for storming the US Capitol on Jan. 6 has been having a rough time of it in detention. So says his lawyer, Albert Watkins,...

For QAnon Believers, Now What?
Some QAnon Believers Morph
to Embrace Joe Biden
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Some QAnon Believers Morph to Embrace Joe Biden

Other feel duped and betrayed by conspiracy movement

(Newser) - For QAnon believers, the promised "storm" never came. Donald Trump is out and Joe Biden is in at the White House. There was no final-day declaration of martial law, no mass arrests, no continuation of the Trump presidency. All of which raises the question: What happens now to the...

Republican Who's Expressed Support for QAnon Wins
Republican Who's Embraced
QAnon Wins House Seat
election 2020

Republican Who's Embraced QAnon Wins House Seat

Marjorie Taylor Greene wins in Georgia

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican with a history of embracing the QAnon conspiracy theory, on Tuesday won a US House seat in Georgia’s open 14th Congressional District, the AP reports. Greene was already favored in the heavily Republican district, but ran unopposed after her Democratic challenger dropped out of...

'Extensive' Attack Carried Out Against 70 Museum Treasures

Berlin's Museum Island targeted on anniversary of German reunification

(Newser) - At least 70 artifacts and artworks were targeted almost three weeks ago in what German newspaper Die Zeit describes as "one of the most extensive attacks on works of art and antiquities in the history of post-war Germany," per Deutsche Welle . The attack on Berlin's Museum Island,...

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