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Gabby Petito’s family pushes attorney to reveal secret chat with Brian Laundrie: court docs

Brian Laundrie “was frantic” when he told his father that Gabby Petito was “gone” on Aug. 29, 2021, and he needed a lawyer, according to recently filed court documents.

Petito’s family filed an amended complaint in the ongoing civil case against the Laundrie family and their lawyer, Steve Bertolino, compelling Bertolino to say what Brian told him on Aug. 29, 2021.

For context, Gabby was killed on Aug. 27, 2021, and her body was found on Sept. 19, 2021. 

Her family has argued in court filings that Bertolino and Brian’s family knew Brian killed Gabby and kept it a secret as part of an alleged conspiracy to help Brian evade justice while inflicting emotional distress on the Petitos.

Petito’s parents have since launched the Gabby Petito Foundation to advocate for domestic violence awareness and missing persons cases.

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 (SAFE).

Chris Eberhart is a crime and US news reporter for Fox News Digital. Email tips to or on Twitter @ChrisEberhart48.


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