Omaha man gets prison for fatal shooting of sex offender

An Omaha man who police say was “hunting” sex offenders when he fatally shot a man last year in a vigilante killing has been sentenced to up to 70 years in prison.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man who police say was “hunting” sex offenders when he fatally shot a man last year in a vigilante killing has been sentenced to up to 70 years in prison.

James Fairbanks, 44, was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 70 years in prison for the May 14, 2020, shooting death of 64-year-old Mattieo Condoluci in Omaha. Fairbanks pleaded no contest in April to second-degree murder and a gun charge in the case.

Prosecutors have said Fairbanks showed up at Condoluci’s door with a rifle and fired seven shots into Condoluci, a twice-convicted sex offender. Fairbanks didn’t know Condoluci, but had found him in an internet search for registered sex offenders.

Authorities argued that Fairbanks assassinated Condoluci. Fairbanks argued that he had only intended to go to Condoluci’s door to warn him to stay away from children when Condoluci rushed him and Fairbanks opened fire.

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