Brian Laundrie’s Written Confession: Claimed He Killed Gabby Petito Out of “Mercy”
Brian Laundrie left behind a written confession of killing his girlfriend Gabby Petito but claimed it was a “mercy” killing. Laundrie, who committed suicide after the killing claims in a notebook that he killed Gabby after she fell and was in pain.
The Laundrie’s attorney Steve Bertolino gave the incriminating diary pages to DailyMail.com.
Brian Laundrie Confesses
Laundrie allegedly wrote that that he strangled his fiancé as the result of, “unexpected tragedy” in Grand Teton National Park, claiming that Gabby, “fell into a creek and injured herself on their road trip last summer.”
In the notebook he wrote a personal message to Gabby in which he claimed, “I wish I could be at your side, I wish I could be talking to you right now.”
Laundrie apparently goes on to claim that he, “battled to comfort Gabby who was deteriorating, crying in pain and shivering from constant cold.”
“But eventually he killed her, writing: ‘I don’t know the extent of Gabby’s injuries, only that she was in extreme pain.”
The waterlogged pages read: “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. I was in shock. But from the moment I decided, took away her pain.”
Brian Laundrie Confession
The notebook was reportedly 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, Florida. He’d shot himself in the head.”
“In a desperate bid to explain his version of events, he writes: ‘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 vlogger couple were traveling in Gabby’s 2012 white Ford Transit, sharing their trip on social media.
Gabby Petito Was Killed
Apparently Laundrie wrote he heard, “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 … 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, when my (indistinct) and I knew I couldn’t safely carry her.”
“I started a fire and spooned her as close to the heat, she was so thin, had already been freezing too long … 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.”
“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.”
Then he writes that he killed Gabby because it was “merciful” adding, “’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.”
The ramblings go on: “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.”
Oddly he wrote: “Please pick up all of my things. Gabby hated people who litter.”
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