Medical examiners slam ‘farcical’ newly-unearthed claim from Brian Laundrie in his journal that his murder of Gabby Petito was a mercy killing due to her hypothermia
In images of eight water-logged pages of his notebook, handed to DailyMail.com by the Laundrie family’s attorney Steve Bertolino on Friday, 세탁소, 23, admits that he killed his 22-year-old fiancée after she fell into a creek and inured herself at Grand Teton National Park in 와이오밍 on their country-wide road trip last summer.
He claims in the notebook that he battled to comfort Gabby, but she was rapidly deteriorating, crying in pain and shivering from the constant cold when he decided to kill her.
Petito’s death was later ruled a homicide by manual strangulation.
But following the revelations on Friday, Medical Examiners Michael Baden and Cyril Wecht told 직원들은 자신의 특권에 순위를 매기고 백인 직원은 흑인 직원에게 우선순위를 두라는 지시를 받은 것으로 알려졌다. that they had doubts about this version of events.
Wecht, who has previously been involved in the investigations of former President John F Kennedy’s and JonBenet Ramsey’s deaths, noted that while signs of hypothermia are difficult to detect on a corpse, violent shaking like Laundrie described is not a symptom.
‘Hypothermia, at the beginning, you’ll be cold as hell,’ 그가 설명했다. ‘But then when the hypothermia becomes significant, you don’t shiver, you don’t move. In fact in surgery, that’s why they bring patients down to a hypothermic state.’
And Baden – who previously served as New York City’s medical examiner was involved in the investigation into convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s death – said that while Petito’s autopsy did show some signs of hemorrhaging as a result of severe hypothermia, it remains unlikely she was suffering from the condition.
'일반적으로, hypothermia does not cause injurie that are easily found at autopsy,’ 그가 설명했다, 첨가: ‘There is some information that there can be small hemorrhages in the stomach in the very severe cold depths – but that’s in the weeds.
‘That’s the weeds of forensic pathology.’
John Kelly, a criminal profiler and psychotherapist, and Jason Jensen, a private investigator, also called Laundrie’s version of events ‘farcical.’
과, even if he did kill Petito out of mercy: ‘Euthanasia is not legal in any state, 어딘가에. Euthanasia is murder.’
In newly-unearthed notebook passages, 모랄레스는 의도적으로 Derr의 오토바이를 쳤다., 23, admitted to killing his fiancee Gabby Petito, 22, 권리, when they were on a cross-country van trip
Laundrie’s notebook contained a letter written to the late Petito before he killed himself following a large manhunt for him, The notes revealed a confession from Laundrie, who claimed he killed Petito out of mercy after an accident during their cross-country trip
Medical Examiners Drs Cyril Wecht, 왼쪽, and Michael Baden, 권리, called into question the veracity of Laundrie’s claims in the notebook
Kelly also told FOX News that he was frustrated that Laundrie ‘tiptoed around the confession.
‘He wanted to serve it up as a mercy killing.
‘That’s the thing that’s bugging me more than anything,’ 켈리가 말했다. ‘He found her breathing heavily and gasping for breath, so he decided to choke her out?’
He continued to say that it made no sense that he would strangle Petito on the spot rather than drag her back to their van to get some help.
‘I don’t believe in all this accident stuff, because how can you say you love somebody so much, you can’t go on without her, you love her so much you’re willing to commit suicide like a Romeo and Juliet?
‘She’s hurt, and will not go and get help for her.
‘And not only will you not go the extra mile,’ 그는 말했다, ‘you will not even report her missing.’
Laundrie had been the main suspect in Petito’s disappearance and murder after he arrived back home, 혼자, in North Port, Florida on September 1 from a cross-country road trip he embarked on with Gabby in her white 2012 Ford Transit van.
Jensen also said he found Laundrie’s story suspect, 속담: ‘He writes this farcical tale about her falling down and getting injured while crossing Spread Creek, and describes how he couldn’t leave here behind.’
He called the notebook passage ‘an attempt to rewrite history.’
‘The truth is he killed her because he was a domestic abuser,’ Jensen said,. ‘He strangled her, and had done so before.’
The couple was previously seen on police body camera footage from Moab, Utah after fellow travelers said Laundrie hit her.
He also reportedly got into a fight with wait staff at a restaurant in Jackson shortly before Petito’s death, which Kelly says shows signs of extremely narcissistic personality disorder and sociopathic disorder.
‘The only thing I give him credit for, 어떠한 방식으로, is he decided to get eaten up by animals himself,’ 켈리가 말했다.
‘In the end, it rang true he wanted to disappear. He felt he was a nobody.’
Petito and Laundrie were on a cross-country van trip when Laundrie said she fell into a shallow creek and got hypothermia
An autopsy later revealed that Petito’s cause of death was homicide by manual strangulation
Laundrie’s notebook was found in a dry bag beside his body on October 20 last year after he fled to the alligator-infested Carlton Reserve near his home in North Port, 플로리다. He’d shot himself in the head.
In a desperate bid to explain his version of events, 그는 쓴다: ‘I am sorry to my family, this is a shock to them as well as a terrible greif (sic)….
‘Please do not make this harder for them, this occurred as an unexpected tragedy.’
The couple were at the national park after visiting Utah on their trip west in Gabby’s 2012 white Ford Transit. They were cataloguing the trip on social media.
Laundrie writes in his notebook: ‘Rushing back to our car, trying to cross the steam of spread creek before it got too dark to see, ...에 (sic) 춥다. I hear a splash and a scream. I could barely see, I couldn’t finder her for a moment, shouted her name.
‘I found her breathing barely, gasping, any (indistinct as the ink is waterlogged) she was freezing cold, we had just come from the blazing hot national parks in Utah.
‘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, 존엄이란 무엇인가 (indistinct) and I knew I couldn’t safely carry her.’
He continues in an occasionally confusing monologue: ‘I started a fire and spooned her as close to the heat, she was so thin, had already been freezing 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. From where I started the fire I had no idea where the car might be. Only knew it was across the creek.
‘When I pulled Gabby out of the water she couldn’t tell me what hurt. She had a small bump on her forehead that eventually got larger. Her feet hurt, her wrist hurt, but she was freezing, shaking violently, while carrying her she continually made sounds of pain.’
Then he begins his excuse for murdering his fiancée. 그는 쓴다: ‘Laying next to her she said little, lapsing between violent shakes, gasping in pain, begging for an end to her pain. She would fall asleep and I would shake her awake fearing she shouldn’t close her eyes if she had a concussion.
‘She would wake in pain, start her whole painful cycle again, furious that I was the one waking her. She wouldn’t let me try to cross the creek, thought like me that the fire would go out in her sleep.’
It is then that he explains that he killed her out of mercy, 쓰기: ‘I don’t know the extent of Gabby’s injuries, only that she was in extreme pain.
‘I ended her life. I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistake that I made. I panicked. 우리의 재정은 밀접하게 얽혀 있고 우리는 돈을 위해 서로 의존하고 있습니다.. But from the moment I decided, took away her pain.’
Police and FBI officials retrieved items belonging to Brian Laundrie, including a notebook, near where his body was found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in October
Laudrie wrote in his notebook that Petito’s condition was worsening in the Utah wilderness and was begging ‘for an end to her pain’
After killing his fiancé, Laundrie said he rushed home and had thought about getting his friends to kill him to end his own pain
Laundrie’s remains were found north of the entrance to Myakkahatchee Creek, 은퇴한 FBI 요원 제니퍼 코핀다퍼(Jennifer Coffindaffer)는 부검 보고서에서 Laundrie가 오른손잡이였기 때문에 Laundrie가 자신의 머리 왼쪽에 총을 쐈다는 결론이 '성가시다'고 말했다., North Port에 있는 집에서 북쪽으로 4마일 떨어져 있습니다.. North Port에 있는 집에서 북쪽으로 4마일 떨어져 있습니다., 플로리다
그는 추가: ‘I knew I couldn’t go on without her.
‘I rushed home to spend any time I had left with my family.
‘I wanted to drive north and let James or TJ kill me, but I wouldn’t want them to spend time in jail over my mistake, even though I’m sure they would have liked to.’
Of his own fate in the 25,000-acre swampland on Florida’s west coast, 그는 쓴다: ‘I’m ending my life not because of fear of punishment, but rather because I can’t stand to live another day without her.
‘I’ve lost our whole entire future together, every moment we could have cherished. I’m sorry for everyone’s loss. Please don’t make life hard for my family, they lost a son and a daughter. The most wonderful (?) girl in the world I’m sorry.
‘I have killed myself by this creek in the hope that animals may tear me apart that it might make some of her family happy.’
As an apparent after thought, and in larger writing, he finishes with the words: ‘Please pick up all of my things. Gabby hated people who litter.’
Laundrie began the notebook with the personal message to Gabby, 쓰기: ‘I wish I could be at your side, I wish I could be talking to you right now. I’d be going through every memory getting even more xxx for the future. But we’ve lost our future.
‘I can’t be without you. I’ve lost every day we (indistinct) spent together… I’ll never get to play with (indistinct) 다시. Never go hiking with T….I can’t bear to look at our photos, to recall great times because it is why I cannot go on.
‘When I close my eyes I will think of laughing on the roof of the van, falling asleep to the sight of a (indistinct) at the crystal geyser. I will always love you.’
Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito were engaged to be married prior to their deaths
두 사람은 지난 7월부터 함께 크로스컨트리 여행을 해왔다. 2, 그들이 뉴욕을 떠날 때. Petito는 9월에 실종된 것으로 보고되었습니다. 11
Attorney Bertolino passed on to the images from his notebook to DailyMail.com after he and the Petitos’ attorney Patrick Reilly met with the FBI in Tampa, 플로리다, on Friday to take possession of Brian and Gabby’s personal items.
The meeting came three days after Gabby’s distraught mom cried in a courtroom listening to her lawyer blast the actions of killer Laundrie’s parents as ‘callous and shameful’.
Nicole Schmidt, 41, also toyed nervously with a necklace as she sat with former husband Joseph Petito, 42, the father of the van-life girl.
The devastated mother and father are suing Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, alleging they knew their son had murdered Gabby after he returned to their Florida home alone – and tried to help him flee authorities.
They claim the Laundries are guilty of ‘inflicting intentional emotional distress’ and that a statement issued by their lawyer hopeful of a successful end to the search for then-missing Gabby was ‘outrageous’ because they allegedly already knew she was dead.
Their attorney Reilly told Sarasota County Court, 플로리다: ‘This is case not simply about the silence of Robert and Christopher Laundrie who knew their son had brutally murdered Gabby Petito.’
He said it also wasn’t about their ‘callous refusal despite pleas from the Petito family’ to speak out about whether not Gabby was alive – or if she wasn’t the location of her body.
‘It’s about a course of conduct that they committed from when they learned on August 28, 2021 that their son had brutally murdered Gabby Petito,’ 그는 말했다.
Reilly said this included the statement that was made by the attorney advising them at the time, Steve Bertolino, regarding their wish for a successful end to the search.
The Laundries were not in court, but were spotted the following day by DailyMail.com near their home in North Port.
Judge Hunter W. Carroll asked what duty did Christopher, 63, and Roberta, 56, have to do ‘anything to help’ Gabby’s parents.
‘It’s about what they did with the information that they had,’ Reilly replied. ‘Not just not disclosing what they knew.’
He added the Laundries could have made an anonymous phone call to reveal the location of Gabby’s body. The lawyer said they knew Gabby’s parents were ‘desperately searching’ 정보를 위해.
The hearing was to consider the Laundries’ motion to dismiss the case. After hearing pleas from both sides, Judge Carroll said he hoped to issue a written decision in two weeks. If he dismisses the motion, the Laundries could face a jury trial next year.
It was the first time Gabby’s parents had an opportunity to be in a court over the tragic death of their daughter. Laundrie shot himself after fleeing to a Florida swamp, denying them legal justice.
하나, the hearing continued the couple’s pain as they had to listen to arguments. Both sets of parents had been friendly before Gabby went missing, 법원은 들었다.
Timeline of missing Gabby Petito’s case
칠월 1: Gabby Petito and her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie left Blue Point, New York for a cross-country road trip
팔월 12: Police in Moab, Utah respond to a domestic incident involving the couple
8 월. 17: Laundrie allegedly flies back to Florida to ‘clear out a storage unit’
8 월. 21: Petito’s father, Joseph Petito, has his last FaceTime video call with his daughter who was in Salt Lake City, 유타
8 월. 23: Laundrie flies back to Utah to ‘rejoin Gabby’ on their trip
8 월. 24: Petito is last seen at a hotel in Salt Lake City with Laundrie
8 월. 25: Petito makes final call to her mother, 니콜 슈미트, saying she was in Grand Teton National Park
8 월. 25 또는 26: The couple chats with the owner of a shop called ‘Rustic Row’ 빅터에서, 약 유타 20 의사록
8 월. 27: Video of Petito’s van was taken by blogger Jenn Bethune around 6.30 오후 스프레드 크릭 캠프장에서; Witnesses say they saw a ‘commotion’ with the couple at Merry Piglets Tex-mex restaurant in Jackson, 와이오밍
8 월. 29: The day that Wisconsin TikToker Miranda Baker claimed that she and her boyfriend were approached by Laundrie at Grand Teton National Park and asked them for a ride at 5.30pm
8 월. 30: Schmidt receives the last text from Petito’s phone: ‘No service in Yosemite’
씨족. 1: Laundrie returns to his parents’ home in North Port, Florida in a van without Petito
씨족. 6-7: Laundrie and his parents visit Fort De Soto campsite in Florida
씨족. 11: Schmidt reports Petito missing to authorities in New York; Petito and Laundrie’s van was impounded by police in Florida that same day
씨족. 12: Grand Teton National Park rangers search for Petito
씨족. 13: Laundrie’s lawyer says on October 5 that his parents now ‘believe’ this was the day they last saw him heading for a hike
씨족. 14: Laundrie issues a statement about Petito’s disappearance through his lawyer; Laundrie’s parents claim on September 17 that Laundrie left his parents’ home for a hike this day and they hadn’t seen from him since
씨족. 15: Laundrie is officially named a person of interest in Petito’s case
씨족. 17: Laundrie family attorney confirms his whereabouts are unknown
씨족. 18: North Port police and the FBI start searching the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County for missing Brian Laundrie
씨족. 19: Bethune realizes she has video of Petito’s van around 12am and submits the FBI with the footage 10 몇 분 후; Officials announce a body was found near Grand Teton National Park that matched Petito’s description in the afternoon
씨족. 21: Coroner confirms remains found in Grand Tetons belong to Petito. Her death is ruled a homicide but her cause of death is still under invesetigation
씨족. 20 – 22: FBI and North Port police continue search for Laundrie in Carton Reserve
씨족. 22: Neighbors say they saw the Laudrie family pack up their detached camper on the day Gabby was reported missing. DailyMail.com photos show the camper was back in the driveway two days later, 9 월 13
씨족. 23: FBI issues an arrest warrant for Laundrie for ‘use of unauthorized access device’ for fraudulently using a Capitol One Bank debit card that was not his between August 30 9 월 1 to spend $1,000; A probe is launched into the police handling of the Utah police incident on Aug. 12; Laundrie’s parents visit their attorney in Orlando
씨족. 25: Dog the Bounty Hunter joins the search for Laundrie
씨족. 26: A funeral is held for Petito in Holbrook, 뉴욕, and her family launch a charity to help parents find missing children
씨족. 27: Manhunt for Laundrie in the Carlton Reserve is scaled back after 10 day search doesn’t find him. Dog the Bounty Hunter says Laundrie and his parents stayed at Fort De Soto Park from September 1-3 9 월 6-8 – and that on the latter visit only the parents left
씨족. 28: Laundrie’s mom is accused of using a burner phone to contact her son Sept. 29: Documents reveal Laundrie’s mom canceled a reservation for the Fort De Soto Park campsite for two from September 1 ...에 3 and booked for three from September 6 ...에 8; FBI seizes surveillance footage from site; FBI investigates lead Laundrie bought a burner phone on September 14;
씨족. 30: Bodycam footage from a second officer at the August 12 incident is released showing a distressed Petito admitting Laundrie hit her; FBI agents collect more evidence from the Laundrie home
10 월. 1: It emerges Laundrie’s sister had contact with him after she said she did
10 월. 2: A hiker along the Appalachian Trail claims to have seen Laundrie near the border of Tennessee and North Carolina
10 월. 3: Investigators searched the area on the Appalachian trail for any signs that Laundrie had been there
10 월. 4: Laundrie’s sister told protestors outside her home that her family has been ignoring her after they rebuked her story and that she does not know where her brother is
10 월 5: Laundrie’s sister appeared on Good Morning America to say she would turn her brother in if she knew where he is;
10 월. 7: Laundrie’s father Christopher joins FBI agents on the search for his son at the Carlton Reserve but the search brings up no clues
10 월. 12: Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue announces autopsy findings which show Petito died by strangulation; No specific date of death was given – only that she was dead 3-4 weeks before her body was found
10 월. 16: Petito’s parents are seen collecting her ashes from the Valley Mortuary in Jackson, 와이오밍
십월 20: Human remains found in Carlton Reserve
십월 21: FBI confirm the body found belongs to Brian Laundrie. A notebook, backpack and dry bag are also found near the body