Lawyer publishes pages from Brian Laundrie’s notebook in which he admits to killing Gabby Petito

In the notebook, Laundrie wrote in part: ‘I’m sorry to everyone this will affect. Gabby was the love of my life but I know many adored her. I’m so sorry for his family, because I love them.

On another page, he wrote that Petito was injured and was trying to help him.

“I don’t know the extent of Gabby’s ingerys (sic), only that she was in extreme pain. I ended her life, I thought it was merciful, it was what she wanted, but now I see all the mistakes I made. I panicked. I was shocked. But from the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn’t go on without her,” he wrote.

Petito’s cause of death was ruled to be strangulation and the manner of death was homicide, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said.

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Laundrie’s family attorney, Steven Bertolino, said he released the notebook pages after a meeting with the FBI and an attorney for Petito’s family, where they recovered Petito and Laundrie’s personal effects. .

One of the pages from Brian Laundrie’s notebook which was published by Steven Bertolino, the Laundrie family attorney. (via CNN)

“As part of this return of property to FBI custody, I was given Brian’s notebook. I would like to share with the public the note that the FBI alluded to on January 21, 2022, that Brian claimed responsibility for the death of Gabby Petito, Bertolino said.

Bertolino published eight pages of the notebook and it is not known their order in the notebook that was recovered.

On the last page published, Laundrie wrote: “I killed myself by this creek in the hope that animals (sic) might tear me apart. May it make some members of his family happy.

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The last words on the page, written with a different pen from the previous ones, read: “Please pick up all my things. Gabby hated people who litter.

CNN has reached out to the FBI and the Petito family attorney for comment.

Calvin W. Soper