NAPLES — There’s a little bit of Bruce Willis‘ controversial new character in 41-year-old Naples mother Connie Serbu.
Like in Willis’ November release, Serbu took the law in her own hands: She was arrested after she allegedly confessed to killing 18-year-old Xavier Sierra.
She believed the teenager raped her six-year-old daughter at least twice!
Serbu was charged with second-degree murder, according to a fresh set of documents filed with the Collier County Clerk of Courts more than a year after the Gulf Coast killing.
“I don’t care, he raped my daughter, I don’t care, he sodomized my daughter… she told me everything that happened,” Serbu told police.
Serbu said her daughter told her last year she was raped by Sierra when she was younger. After learning about the alleged attack, Serbu told friends she intended to murder Sierra and mulled it over for several months.
Her daughter, whose name was not released because of the nature of the crime, pleaded with her to go to the police rather than to take matters into her own hands.
Still, Serbu told police she eventually lured Sierra into the woods with her brother and confronted him about the rape.
Serbu’s brother, John Vargas, 29, was shot during the encounter and died from his wounds.
Detectives found text messages sent by Serbu to Sierra in July 2016 where she asked him to help her set up a bunk bed.
After picking the teenage boy up with her brother, they drove out to a wooded area in Naples. When they arrived, Sierra made a run for it but was hunted down mercilessly by Serbu and Vargas.
Sierra attempted to wrestle a gun away but was shot six times by both Vargas and Serbu. Vargas was reportedly mentally challenged and could “easily persuaded to go along with anything”, according to police reports.
“The arrest brings up a lot of old emotions,” said Zachary Rodriguez, a friend of Sierra’s. “But it also brings a big weight off my chest and helps me take a deep breath. Things are taking a step in the right direction, and it feels good to know justice is being served.”
Court documents show that Serbu gave custody of her two children to her estranged husband in July 2016 after the homicide.
In the remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson revenge flick, Willis plays a mild-mannered pencil pusher who turns vigilante after his wife and daughter are attacked. Critics have assailed the movie’s message and called Willis’ angry white man act an alt-right racist’s wet dream.
Check out the official trailer, seen over 6 million times over the past month: