Brian Laundrie confessed to murdering fiancée Gabby Petito, which he justified as a mercy killing. He wrote in a journal found near his body last year in a Florida swamp, “I ended her life. I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted.”
Her parents sued his parents for knowing Gabby but was dead and protecting Brian from legal consequences. A Florida judge will determine in the coming weeks if the case moves forward.
A lawyer representing the Petitos called it “nonsense” that Gabby wanted to die. A criminal profiler agreed, saying that Brian Laundrie “tiptoed around the confession. He wanted to serve it up as a mercy killing.”
According to Laundrie’s journal, Gabby slipped on wet rocks while crossing a stream. She bumped her head and felt the effects of hypothermia -- “freezing, shaking violently, begging for an end to her pain.”
He also wrote, "Gabby was the love of my life, but I know adored by many. I'm so very sorry to her family because I love them."
Brian and Gabby spent last summer on a cross-country road trip. She disappeared in August. Gabby’s body was discovered within a “five-minute walk” of their camp site in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. The coroner determined Gabby died from blunt trauma to the head and “manual strangulation.”
See more content from the confession letter from ENews HERE.