Brian Laundrie may have been guiltier than he admitted to being in the end.
Gabby Petito’s parents’ lawyer, Pat Reilly, claims Brian made other confessions in addition to his notebook confession. Brian admitted to killing his fiancée because he thought it was the “merciful” thing.
Brian Reportedly Made More Confessions Surrounding Gabby’s Death
In a new report, the FBI said told Reilly of other possible confessions made by Brian.
One confession was reportedly recorded on a digital device, and the other confession is reportedly a written one.
Reilly says the confessions are “somewhat different” according to reports.
There’s Reportedly A Digital Recording & Another Written Confession
The Petito-Schmidt’s lawyer appeared on NewsNation in June and said Chris and Roberta Laundrie’s lawyer, Steven Bertolino, has a letter from Roberta that reads “burn after you read this.”
It’s an alleged note from Brian. The letter was not dated, but Reilly claims it was written within the time that Gabby was murdered and Brian committed suicide.
Reilly called the lawyer “odd” and “pretty interesting.”
According to Dailymail, if the letter is made available by Bertolino and the Laundries, which is highly unlikely, this could spell big trouble for the Laundries.
Last month, Brian’s notebook entries found along with a backpack near his remains were made public.
On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, NBC New York reported “items belonging to Brian Laundrie were found by his own parents on a trail he frequented at the Florida environmental park center to the national manhunt, the family’s attorney confirmed.”
The FBI revealed the disturbing evidence found in his notebook on Friday, January 21.
Brian admitted he killed his fiancée in a notebook entry he wrote shortly before he took his own life.
Brian Said He Killed Gabby Because It Was The ‘Merciful’ Thing To Do
Now, the entirety of his journal entry following his confession has been made public.
Fox News first obtained photos of the notebook entries.
Laundrie explains how Gabby’s death happened.
The 23-year-old praised his former fiancée writing, “I love you more than anything… When I close my eyes I will think of laying on the roof of the van, falling asleep to the sight of a meteor shower at the crystal geyser. I will always love you.”
He then went into the grim details surrounding her death.
“I hear a splash and a scream. I could barely see, I couldn’t find her for a moment, shouted her name. I found her breathing heavily gasping my name, she was freezing cold. We had just came from the blazing hot National Parks in Utah,” he wrote. “The temperature had dropped to freezing and she was soaking wet. I carried her as far as I could down the stream towards the car, stumbling exhausted in shock, when my knees buckled and knew I couldn’t safely carry her. I started a fire and spooned her as close to the heat, she was so thin, had already been freezing for too long. I couldn’t at the time realize that I should’ve started a fire first but I wanted her out of the cold back to the car.”
He explained that after Gabby fell in the water shouldn’t couldn’t tell him what hurt, but she had a small bump on her forehead which grew in size as time went on.
“Her feet hurt. Her wrist hurt but she was freezing, shaking violently, while carrying she continually made sounds of pain, laying next to her she said lapsing between violent shakes, gasping in pain, begging for an end to her pain,” his notebook entry continued. “I ended her life, I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked, I was in shock. But from the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn’t go on without her.”
Laundrie said he rushed home without Gabby’s body to spend “any time I had left with my family.”
He said he wanted to drive north to let two guys kill him, but he didn’t want them to “spend time in jail over my mistake.”
“I am ending my life not because of a fear of punishment but rather because I can’t stand to live another day without her. Please do not make life harder for my family, they lost a son and a daughter. The most wonderful girl in the world. Gabby I’m sorry,” he continued. “I have killed myself by this creek in hopes that animals may tear me apart. That may make some of her family happy. Please pick up all of my things. Gabby hated people who litter.”
Gabby’s cause of death was manual strangulation. Her body was found in Grand Teton National Park in September 2021, but the coroner reported that she had been dead for weeks.