Gabby Petito’s Mom SLAMS Brian Laundrie’s Notebook Confession
Gabby Petito‘s mom isn’t buying Brian Laundrie‘s notebook confession aboutwhy he “ended her life.”
In June, a lawyer forhis parents, that are being sued by Petito’s parents, released excerpts from the letter Laundrie wrote in a notebook before he died of suicide. Inside it, Laundrie claimed that through the couple’s van road trip, Petito was injured as the two tried to cross a stream andwas “begging for a finish to her pain.”He wrote,”I ended her life. I thought it had been merciful, that it’s what she wanted.”
On June 27, two days following the notebook’s contentswere made public,Schmidt had tweeted, “Completely fed up” and shareda viral quote that read, “Narcissists rewrite history to flee accountability. You aren’t crazy.”
Further clarifying her applying for grants NBC’sToday show, Schmidt said, “That has been his character, even yet in his last moments, he wished to make certain he appeared as if the nice guy. Right? That’s ridiculous. We realize how she died.”
Laundrie’s attorney had no comment in response, based on the Today show.
The disappearance and murder of Petito, 22, shook the country last fall. Laundrie, 24, had returned home to Florida from the couple’s van trip on Sept. 1 without Petito. Ten days later,her family reported her missing. On Sept. 15, police namedLaundrie an individual of fascination with her disappearance and two days later, his parents reported their very own son missing. Petitowas found dead in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming on Sept. 19.A medical examiner later determined the reason for her death to be homicide by strangulation.
In October, Laundrie’s remains were discovered within an area previously underwater in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Florida, with the notebook found nearby.
Steven P. Bertolino, the lawyer for Laundries’ parents, said in a June 25 statement he was presented with the notebook after he met with the attorney for Petito’s family and the FBI in Tampa to “evaluate and take possession of the non-public items which belonged to Gabby and Brian. This is a previously arranged exchange make it possible for both Petitos and the Laundries to get what belonged with their respective children.”
Bertolino continued, “Although I’ve chosen release a the letter as a matter of transparency I’ll not be commenting further as you may still find proceedings pending in Court. They are Brian’s words.”
In March, Schmidt and Petito’s father, Joseph Petito, filed a civil lawsuit against Laundrie’s dadChristopher Laundrieand momRoberta Laundrie, alleging that theyknew their son killed Petito, kept hiswhereaboutshidden after reporting him missing and were “making arrangements for him to leave the united states.” At that time, the Laundries’ attorneysaid the household had “no obligation to talk with POLICE.”
In June, a judge denied a motion from the Laundriesto dismiss the lawsuit. Their attorney for the Laundrieslater said in a statement to E! News they “are disappointed” with your choice and “will continue steadily to use all available legal methods to preserve their rights.”
Schmidt also filed another wrongful death lawsuitcontrary to the curator of Laundrie’s estate in-may, seeking at the very least $30,000 in damages. No trial date has been set. At that time, the Laundries’ attorneytold E! Newsthat the lawsuit was “fully expected” and”will not really be defended and the Petitos could have gained only a bit of paper that tells them what everyone already knows, that is that Brian was responsible forGabby’s deathas indicated by the FBI.”
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