Brian Laundrie’s parents knew their son murdered fellow Long Island native Gabby Petito, according to a lawsuit filed by Petito’s family and obtained by WFLA, an NBC affiliate in Tampa, Florida.
The civil lawsuit against Chris and Roberta Laundrie was filed on Thursday, March 10 by Petito’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, and father, Joseph Petito, according to court documents obtained by WFLA.
On Friday, January 21, the FBI announced that Brian Laundrie had taken responsibility for the death of Gabby Petito, his fiancée of 22 years.
“Investigators found human remains later confirmed to be Mr. Laundrie, along with a backpack, notebook and gun,” the FBI said in a statement. “A review of the notebook revealed written statements by Mr. Laundrie claiming responsibility for the death of Ms. Petito.”
The lawsuit alleges that Brian Laundrie, 24, told his parents what happened on or around Saturday, August 28, 2021, WFLA reported, noting that the lawsuit says that a few days later, the laundries have sent a retainer to attorney Steve Bertolino. .
According to the WFLA, the lawsuit adds that “While Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt desperately sought information regarding their daughter, Christopher Laundrie and Roberta Laundrie kept the fate of Brian Laundrie a secret, and it is believed that they were arranging for him. leave the country.”
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