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Suit: Laundries' Lawyer Knew Petito Was Dead

Gabby Petito's parents claim he made 'coldhearted' statement on a possible reunion anyway

(Newser) - Gabby Petito's parents filed a motion Tuesday to add Steven Bertolino, an attorney for the parents of Brian Laundrie, to their ongoing negligence lawsuit against the couple, alleging he, too, knew Laundrie had killed Petito before her body was found. Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt initially sued Christopher and...

Petito Family Settles Lawsuit for $3M

Negligence case against killer's family is still scheduled for next year

(Newser) - A judge in Florida on Thursday awarded the family of Gabby Petito $3 million in a wrongful death suit filed against the estate of her killer. The settlement heads off a trial scheduled for next month in the case filed by the slain woman's parents, Joseph Petito and Nichole...

Jeopardy! Pilloried Over Brian Laundrie Clue

It referenced his final days in the Myakkahatchee Creek area

(Newser) - Celebrity Jeopardy! tested contestants on Sunday with a category related to the letter "A"—and of the thousands of clues it could have offered related to alligators, it opted to go with one involving dead fugitive Brian Laundrie. WFLA reports actors John Michael Higgins, Wil Wheaton, and Joel...

Gabby Petito Seen Hours Before Murder in New Video

She's seen shopping with Brian Laundrie at a Wyoming Whole Foods

(Newser) - In newly released surveillance footage that media outlets are describing as being recorded hours before her murder, Gabby Petito is seen with Brian Laundrie in a Whole Foods grocery store in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Aug. 27, 2021, footage is from shortly after the couple fought at a Jackson Hole...

Gabby Petito's Parents File Suit Against Police in Utah

They should have realized she 'needed immediate protection,' lawyer says

(Newser) - Gabby Petito could have been saved if police officers in Moab, Utah, had responded differently to a 911 call around two weeks before she was murdered, her parents say in a wrongful death lawsuit. Petito's parents filed a legal claim Monday against the Moab Police Department and several of...

Before Trip, Petito Worried About Laundrie's 'Episodes'

Kathleen Hale at 'Vanity Fair' takes a deep dive into the Petito-Laundrie relationship

(Newser) - A year ago this week, Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie set out on their cross-country road trip from New York state, a journey that Petito hoped might launch a career as a travel blogger. The world knows how it ended: Laundrie strangled her the next month at their camp in...

Experts Are Raising Eyebrows at Laundrie Confession

In newly revealed note, Laundrie paints picture of a mercy killing: 'I ended her life'

(Newser) - If any doubt had remained that Brian Laundrie killed fiancee Gabby Petito , a new reveal should put those doubts to rest. Steve Bertolino, an attorney for the Laundrie family, shared a note penned by Laundrie with Fox News , taken from a notebook that was retrieved by the FBI in Florida'...

Lifetime Orders The Gabby Petito Story

Network says film will examine her 'complicated relationship' with her fiancé

(Newser) - A made-for-TV movie will be added to the media coverage of the disappearance and killing of Gabby Petito. Lifetime has announced it's ordered production of The Gabby Petito Story, NBC News reports. The 22-year-old Florida woman vanished during a cross-country trip with her fiancé last year. Her body was...

Petito Family Lobs New Accusation Against the Laundries

Amended lawsuit says Brian Laundrie's parents knew Gabby was dead when they went on vacation

(Newser) - There's a new accusation included in the amended lawsuit brought by Gabby Petito's family against the parents of her alleged killer, fiance Brian Laundrie. Per the Hill , the complaint by Joe Petito and Nichole Schmidt now claims that Chris and Roberta Laundrie knew of Gabby's death, and...

Laundrie Parents: We Did Nothing Wrong in Not Speaking

They file motion to dismiss lawsuit brought by Gabby Petito's parents

(Newser) - Update: Gabby Petito's death is "unfortunate," but Brian Laundrie's parents did nothing wrong and were simply exercising their constitutional rights when they refused to speak to her parents or police about the case: That's the gist of a Wednesday court filing from Laundrie's parents,...

Brian Laundrie's Full Autopsy Report Is Out

It includes details of condition of remains, what else was found

(Newser) - Brian Laundrie's complete, 47-page autopsy report has been released, and while it doesn't drop any bombshells regarding the death of the 23-year-old suspect in the murder of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, it does add detail. Dozens of human bones were found at the scene where Laundrie died of...

FBI: Laundrie Took Responsibility in His Notebook

Investigation into Gabby Petito's killing will close soon, agents say

(Newser) - A notebook kept by Brian Laundrie made his guilt clear in the slaying of Gabby Petito, the FBI announced Friday. The Denver field office said the investigation into the death of the 22-year-old Florida woman will be closed shortly, per CNN . "All logical investigative steps have been concluded in...

Report: Petito Likely 'Long- Term' Domestic Violence Victim

'Mistakes' were made in Aug. 12 police stop, independent report adds

(Newser) - An investigation has found that Utah police made "several unintentional mistakes" when they stopped Gabby Petito and her boyfriend before she was killed, per the AP . The independent report released Wednesday examines a police stop in Moab on Aug. 12 after the couple's van was seen speeding and...

Gabby Petito's Parents Launch Foundation

Nonprofit makes its first donation to organizations that work against domestic violence

(Newser) - "I don't want to see this happen to another person," said Nichole Schmidt, Gabby Petito's mother, in announcing a new foundation in her daughter's name. The organization will support other groups that try to find missing persons and prevent domestic violence, ABC reports. Petito was...

Brian Laundrie's Cause of Death: Suicide

Attorney for family says he shot himself

(Newser) - The attorney for the family of Brian Laundrie said Tuesday that the 23-year-old died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports TMZ . Laundrie's remains were discovered in Florida’s Carlton Reserve on Oct. 20, but an initial autopsy was inconclusive, per . At the time, police had been searching...

Sheriff Says Laundrie Probably Died by Suicide

Police chief defends handling of case

(Newser) - North Port, Florida Police Chief Todd Garrison believes Brian Laundrie was probably dead before his officers started looking for him. Garrison, speaking on a panel with other law enforcement leaders Friday, acknowledged that his officers made a major error while watching the Laundrie home but defended the overall handling of...

Florida Police Say They Made a Mistake Watching Laundrie

North Port officers thought they knew where he was

(Newser) - When Gabby Petito’s parents reported her missing on Sept. 11, police in North Port, Florida, started watching Brian Laundrie. They had his parents' house under surveillance, and North Port Police Chief Todd Garrison put it like this on Sept. 16, per NBC News : "All I’m going to...

There Will Be No Funeral for Brian Laundrie

Autopsy comes back inconclusive

(Newser) - The results of Brian Laundrie's autopsy are in—and they're inconclusive. With no manner or cause of death determined, a lawyer for Laundrie's family says a forensic anthropologist will further examine the remains. Eventually, they will be cremated, People reports. There will be no funeral, the attorney...

Laundrie Lawyer: He Left Home 'Extremely Upset'
Laundrie Lawyer:
He Left Home
'Extremely Upset'

Laundrie Lawyer: He Left Home 'Extremely Upset'

According to Brian Laundrie's parents, says attorney Steven Bertolino

(Newser) - On Thursday, the FBI confirmed that remains found in a Florida preserve were those of Brian Laundrie, the person of interest in the death of his fiancee, Gabby Petito . After the announcement of that development, Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family's attorney, began revealing more info about what went down...

Family Attorney: 'Probability Is Strong' Remains Are Laundrie's
FBI Confirms Death
of Brian Laundrie

FBI Confirms Death of Brian Laundrie

Remains were found in Florida nature reserve

(Newser) - Update: The human remains discovered in a Florida wilderness park have been confirmed to be those of Brian Laundrie, who has been sought in the slaying of Gabby Petito for more than a month, FBI officials said Thursday. Dental records were used to make a positive identification, CNN reports. The...

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