Pages from Brian Lowndry’s notebook found near his body have been released and reveal much about Gabby Petito’s death and the motive behind Londry’s murder.
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It all started back in September 2021 when Gabby Petito’s parents held a press conference asking for help finding their missing daughter…
Shortly thereafter, Brian’s family released counter statement through his lawyer: “This is an extremely difficult time for both the Petito family and the Laundry family. It is my understanding that Miss Petito was organized to search in or near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.”
He even gave false hope to Gabby’s family and said, “We hope that the search for Miss Petito will be successful”, despite knowing that their son killed his fiancée during the trip, which she called “a dream”.
But the first hearing, held on June 22, showed that Brian’s parents did not show up, fueling rumors of an apparent conspiracy…
The lawsuit stated that Christopher and Roberta Lowdry knew of the whereabouts of Gabby’s body at the time authorities were pouring resources into a massive missing person investigation. PEOPLE reports.
If this wasn’t an obvious sign of guilt and transparency on the laundries’ part, Gabby’s parents took a large sum in damages…
Joseph Petito and Nicole Schmidt reportedly sought more than $30,000 in damages, mostly for the “mental distress” the couple endured due to the alleged laundromat scam.
In a shocking turn of events, the March documents claimed that Brian’s parents actually helped him cover up Gabby’s murder.
lawsuit said that instead of helping Joseph and Nicole find their daughter, Brian’s parents “went on vacation with Brian, ignoring every plea for help from Gabby’s family.”
But that’s not all, Roberta blocked Nicole’s phone number and Facebook profile in September to avoid contact, and even planned for Brian to leave the country.
In the end, when Gabby’s body was found in September 2021, it turned out that the 22-year-old girl was killed by strangulation …
While Gabby’s lawyers have criticized Laundromat’s misleading statement for giving false hope to grieving parents, the trial judge raised a particularly interesting point in the ongoing trial.
But it turns out the $30,000 in damages wasn’t just for the “mental distress” the laundromats caused…
Gabby’s parents’ lawyer said they demanded damages for [the Laundries] conduct,” and said that Brian’s parents had caused pain and suffering to Gabby’s family by not disclosing vital information.
“Laundries must be held accountable for their behavior and what they did after they found out Gabby was dead and where her body was.” said Attorney Patrick Reilly.
In response, Laundries’ lawyers said, “Everyone is entitled to their own private enclave,” and even added that people “do not have to come in and claim everything they know about everything.”
“My argument is that even if Brian Lowdry gives information to his parents, they are not required to talk about this information.
“They are not required to share it,” the lawyer said.
But during a recent hearing, Gabby’s lawyer accused Laundrymen found out where Gabby’s body was and said it was “incredible” to give false hope to grieving parents…
“They knew where her body was and had the audacity to express the hope that she would be reunited with her family,” Gabby’s lawyers said. Too awesome reports.
Gabby’s parents also clashed with Brian’s lawyers in court as his parents didn’t show up…
The hearing was attended by Joseph Petito and Nicole Schmidt.
As Nicole was seen crying in court, the grieving mother wore a necklace containing her daughter’s ashes. Brian Londry’s parents, however, did not appear, but according to Too awesomethey were not required by law to attend, as lawyers spoke on their behalf.
“Aren’t we responsible for the words we say when we say them?” the judge asked.
The judge even drew similar comparisons to the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial and said, “Johnny Depp just got sued for defamation for what his lawyer said, right?”
Although the laundry lawyer agreed with the judge, he also repeatedly stated that the lawyer who released the statement was “not accused of anything”, adding that it is not clear at this point that “he knew at the time” that it was released to the press.
The judge said that the final decision on the claim would be made within 2 weeks. However, the Laundries are trying to close the case.
Brian Lowdry’s notebook was found next to his body.
And now excerpts from the notebook have become public.
In the notebook, he confesses to killing Petito.
“I ended her life. I thought it was merciful that she wanted it, but now I see all my mistakes. I panicked. I was shocked. But from the moment I thought I had rid her of her pain, I knew I couldn’t live without her.”
In a confession, Laundry claimed that Petito was injured after falling into a stream, writing:
“I found her breathing heavily, exhaling my name, she froze. I carried her as far downstream as possible to the car, stumbling in exhaustion from the shock as my knees buckled and I realized I couldn’t carry her safely. I kindled a fire and poured a spoon over her as close to warm as possible, she was so thin, she had been freezing for too long. At the time, I couldn’t understand that I had to start the fire first, but I wanted her to come out of the cold back into the car.”
Laundry claimed that she was “choking in pain, begging for an end to her pain”.
That’s why Laundry says he’s determined to take Petito’s life…