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Nichole Schmidt, mother of Gabby Petito, speaks alongside, from left, Tara Petito, Petito's stepmot...
Dakin Andone and Jean Casarez

Parents of Gabby Petito, Brian Laundrie reach settlement in emotional distress lawsuit, attorney says

The families of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie have reached a settlement in a lawsuit, an attorney for the Laundries said, after Petito’s parents claimed the Laundries knew their son killed his fiancée during a cross-country road trip but intentionally withheld that information.
2 months ago
A medical examiner determined Brian Laundrie died by suicide. (Moab Police Department)...
Elizabeth Wolfe

Brian Laundrie’s parents detail ‘the day everything hit the fan’ after their son told them Gabby Petito was ‘gone’

In newly filed court documents, Brian Laundrie’s parents detail “the day everything hit the fan,” recalling an exchange of frantic phone calls as their son told them his fiancee Gabby Petito was “gone” and he needed them to find him an attorney as he drove back home without her.
2 months ago
The man known as the Unabomber is dead, as 81-year-old Ted Kaczynski, was found dead Saturday morni...
Alex Cabrero

Utah victim recalls ‘Unabomber’ bomb that injured him in 1987

The man known as the Unabomber is dead, as 81-year-old Ted Kaczynski, was found dead Saturday morning in his North Carolina prison cell by guards.
10 months ago
NORTH PORT, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Tara Petito (L) and Joe Petito react while the City of North Port Ch...
Lauren del Valle

Gabby Petito’s parents get ‘burn after reading’ letter from Brian Laundrie’s parents

Gabby Petito’s parents now have a copy of a letter Brian Laundrie’s mother wrote to her son, which included references to getting a shovel and burying a body.
11 months ago
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Debbie Worthen

Susan Powell’s father relieved by court’s $98M decision

Chuck Cox is relieved an appeals court denied the appeal and reinstated an original ruling that gives his family $98 million in a civil suit against the state of Washington. But, he said, this is not done yet.
1 year ago
A new bodycam footage reveals what Gabby Petito told police about a domestic dispute with fiancé B...
Pat Reavy

Gabby Petito’s family files amended lawsuit against Moab police

The family of Gabby Petito has filed an amended lawsuit against Moab police, alleging that the Lethality Assessment Protocol wasn't used because officers weren't being trained properly.
1 year ago
FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Peti...
Jean Casarez and Lauren del Valle

Gabby Petito’s family attorney claims that Brian Laundrie’s mom wrote a letter offering ‘to help bury the body’

An attorney representing the parents of Gabby Petito wants the letter he says Brian Laundrie's mom wrote him offering to bury a body, with inscription 'burn after reading.'
1 year ago
Gabby Petito...
Josh Ellis

New photo allegedly shows Gabby Petito’s injuries before interview with Moab PD

A newly released photograph appears to show injuries on Gabby Petito's face shortly before she met with officers from the Moab Police Department.
1 year ago
A new bodycam footage reveals what Gabby Petito told police about a domestic dispute with fiancé B...
Amanda Musa and Jamiel Lynch, CNN

Gabby Petito’s parents file motion to add Laundrie family attorney as defendant in an ongoing lawsuit

The parents of Gabby Petito have filed a motion to add Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino as a defendant in an ongoing civil lawsuit against Brian Laundrie's parents.
1 year ago
FILE: Gabrielle Petito. (Instagram)...
Sara Weisfeldt and Leyla Santiago, CNN

Gabby Petito’s family awarded $3M in wrongful death lawsuit against Brian Laundrie’s estate

A Sarasota County judge ruled in favor of Gabby Petito's family in a lawsuit against the estate of Brian Laundrie Thursday morning.
1 year ago
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Emily Ashcraft

Gabby Petito’s family officially files lawsuit against Moab Police Department

Gabby Petito's family filed a lawsuit against the Moab City Police Department on Thursday, seeking $50 million and claiming police negligence "led to Gabby's death."
1 year ago
Gabby Petito (Police photo)...
Debbie Worthen

Moab police say they’ll fight Gabby Petito family’s $50M lawsuit

The city of Moab released its response to Gabby Petito's family's intent to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
1 year ago
(Jackson Police Department)...
Josh Ellis

New video: Gabby Petito seen at Wyoming store shortly before her death

Newly revealed footage shows Gabby Petito shopping with Brian Laundrie at a Whole Foods Market in Wyoming just before her death.
2 years ago
FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Peti...
Eliza Pace

Family of Gabby Petito to file $50M wrongful death lawsuit against Moab PD

Gabby Petito's family announced with their attorneys that they would be filing a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Moab City Police Department for the death of their daughter.
2 years ago
Gabby Petito's mother Nichole Schmidt speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Monday,...
BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press

Gabby Petito’s legacy: $100K for domestic violence hotline

The mother of Gabby Petito is keeping the memory of her murdered daughter alive by speaking out on behalf of domestic abuse survivors.
2 years ago
Joseph Petito, father of Gabby Petito, speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, September 28, 20...
CNN

Florida judge allows lawsuit filed by Gabby Petito’s parents against Brian Laundrie’s parents to proceed

A Florida circuit court judge has ruled a lawsuit filed by Gabby Petito's parents against Brian Laundrie's parents can move forward.
2 years ago
Bodycam footage from the Moab Police Department that shows them talking with Brian Laundrie is seen...
Eliza Pace

Judge denies Brian Laundrie’s parents request to dismiss lawsuit

A circuit court judge denied Roberta and Christopher Laundrie's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them by Gabby Petito's parents, Nichole Schmidt and Joseph Petito.
2 years ago
Gabby Petito (Police photo)...
Maria Cartaya, CNN & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Florida judge is expected to make a decision in coming weeks on a lawsuit by Gabby Petito’s parents

A Florida judge plans to issue an order within the next two weeks on the lawsuit of Gabby Petito's parents against the parents of Brian Laundrie.
2 years ago
Gabby Petito (Police photo)...
Paradise Afshar, CNN

Gabby Petito’s mother files wrongful death lawsuit against Brian Laundrie’s estate

Nichole Schmidt, the mother of Gabby Petito, has taken legal action against the estate of Brian Laundrie, by filing a complaint in Sarasota County Friday, in which she asks for monetary compensation for the "wrongful death" of her daughter.
2 years ago
FILE: Gabrielle Petito. (Instagram)...
Josh Ellis

Lifetime to film movie on Gabby Petito murder case in Utah

Lifetime announced plans to film a movie in Utah based on the murder case of Gabby Petito, whose death and disappearance received nationwide attention last year. 
2 years ago
FILE: Gabrielle Petito. (Instagram)...
Josh Ellis

Lawsuit filed against Brian Laundrie’s parents by Gabby Petito’s parents to go to trial

A lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabby Petito that claims Brian Laundrie told his parents he had killed Petito when he returned home alone from their trip will head to trial in 2023.
2 years ago
Gabby Petito (Police photo)...
CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press

Gabby Petito’s parents sue Brian Laundrie’s parents over killing

The parents of Gabby Petito claim in a new lawsuit in Florida that Brian Laundrie told his parents he had killed her when he returned home alone from their ill-fated western trip in a converted van. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Sarasota County Circuit Court contends that Laundrie told his parents on Aug. 28 that he had killed Petito, 22, his fiancee of about a year.
2 years ago
Bodycam footage from the Moab Police Department that shows them talking with Brian Laundrie is seen...
Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Brian Laundrie’s full autopsy released to the public

A Florida medical examiner's office has released Brian Laundrie's full autopsy, which confirmed Laundrie died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound last October.
2 years ago
Gabrielle Petito pictured with her boyfriend of two years, Brian Laundrie....
Eliza Pace, KSL TV

FBI provides updated timeline for Petito/Laundrie investigation

The Denver FBI announced a final update in the Gabby Petito investigation Friday including an updated timeline of the investigation. 
2 years ago

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