43-year-old James Fairbanks was booked into the Douglas County Corrections facility early in the morning on Tuesday on suspicion of murder after he allegedly made a May 18 confession on Facebook to killing 64-year-old registered sex offender Mattieo Condoluci. Mr. Condoluci has been convicted of child sex crimes twice, the first time in 1994 and then again in 2007, according to NossMedia.com.
Authorities discovered that Condoluci was dead on May 14. The Omaha Police Department suspects that Fairbanks sent an email anonymously to several media outlets that had details about his actions.
Fairbanks remained in police custody as of Tuesday afternoon. Police say there is an investigation into the authenticity of the confessions Fairbanks allegedly made.
Fairbanks has been employed by the Omaha School District since 2016 working as a paraprofessional, KETV reports. Fairbanks’s ex-wife said that he called her before he was arrested and admitted to killing the pedophile Condoluci.
Fairbanks’ confession on Facebook was first seen in the comments of a page called Omaha Scanner that posts about crime in Omaha. It appears that Fairbanks deleted the comments, but Omaha Scanner then uploaded a few screenshots of confession statements made by Fairbanks.
The first screenshot said, “Dear Media, I am writing this email to let you know that I killed Mattieo Condoluci.”
The comment then describes how Fairbanks was in Condoluci’s neighborhood while searching for a new apartment when he noticed the sex offender “pretending to wash his truck… while staring at a group of children playing in the street.”
“I went to drive away and noticed to my amazement this twice-convicted sex offender had a playground set in his backyard! No fence. Just a slide and a playhouse. I felt sick to my stomach,” according to the screenshot.
“I researched him more and more and found out he had victimized dozens of kids in different states,” a second screenshot reads.
“We can not let this continue to happen to out [sic] children. They must be stopped. I know in this messed-up judicial system that means I will face far more severe punishment for stopping him then he did for raping KIDS. But I could no longer do nothing,” the screenshot concluded.
An unknown Facebook user is seen thanking Fairbanks for killing Condoluci in a third screenshot, Fairbanks the public school employee responded with saying “You’re welcome.”
The screenshot posts of Fairbanks’s alleged confession have been swarmed with comments of people saying Fairbanks did the right thing and that he should be pardoned.
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