Last Updated on May 23, 2020
A mother, whose son was sexually molested by a depraved pedophile, is fighting for the freedom of the man who murdered her son’s molester.
The high profile case where Nebraska mother Laura Smith, who had spent years warning people of Mattieo Condoluci, after the former bouncer sexually abused her disconsolate then-five-year-old son at their Florida home.
Since middle school worker, James Fairbanks, 43, killed Condoluci, Smith began a petition which has gathered hundreds of signatures calling for a presidential pardon, saying that Fairbanks “really isn’t a bad man,” She added: “I don’t think he is a killer, and I don’t think he is a threat to society. He doesn’t belong in jail, I think he belongs in a hospital.”
According to The Daily Beast, Condoluci was sentenced to four years probation and drug counseling after entering a “no contest” plea for attempted lewd and lascivious assault upon a child, in 1994.
Part of the ex-bouncer’s plea deal was to register as a sex offender.
Thirteen years later, he was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl; and, although he was sentenced to five years behind bars, he was let out in half the time for good behavior–despite his priors.
Smith, four years ago, noticed that her son began nosediving into a world of drugs after his traumatic childhood experience. She then started a Facebook page detailing how Condoluci would manipulate single mothers to gain access to their children.
On the killing, National File reported:
Fairbanks, a former corrections officer who has been described as a “protector” of victimized children by his ex-wife, posted a press release in a Facebook comments section identifying himself as Condoluci’s killer, and reportedly sent the same press release to media outlets using the handle “Stop Predators.”
In the statement, Fairbanks said he became aware of Condoluci’s past after consulting the sex offender registry while searching for a new apartment. “I am writing this email to let you know I killed Matteio Condoluci Thursday May 14th around 9:45 p.m.,” Fairbanks wrote.
“I drove by [Condoluci’s house] and to my horror he was standing in his driveway pretending to wash his truck, (no soap or water just a rag) while staring at a group of children playing in the street. I watched him for a few minutes and just felt sick to my stomach. He just kept staring at them,” Fairbanks wrote.
Fairbanks grew increasingly concerned after noticing Condoluci had a playground set installed in his backyard, and no fence. “It agonized me for days,” the vigilante said, stating that he couldn’t sleep. “I researched him more and more and found that he had victimized dozens of kids in different states. One kids’ mother had created a predator Facebook page about him trying to warn people about him. Her son had been assaulted by him when he was 5 and the damage he did led the poor guy to die of a drug overdose years later…”
The Facebook group in question has since been renamed “Free James Fairbanks,” and is dedicated to securing the release of Fairbanks for performing a heroic act in defense of vulnerable children.
Fairbanks concluded the press release, “I’ve worked with kids for years who have been victimized and i couldnt in good conscience allow him to do it to anyone else while I had the means to stop him. I’m willing to turn myself in even though I’m confident I wouldn’t be caught because it’s my opinion that we need to fix this in our society. We cannot let this continue to happen to our 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 than he did for raping KIDS. But I could no longer do nothing.”
National File previously reported on another man who used an internet sex offender registry to track down, beat up, and rob pedophiles.