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Gabby Petito’s Family Won $3 Million From Brian Laundrie’s Estate In A Wrongful Death Suit

Gabby Petito's Family Won $3 Million

Gabby Petito's Family Won $3 Million

In a wrongful death suit filed by Gabby Petito’s family against Brian Laundrie’s estate, a judge in Sarasota County, Florida, ruled in favor of the Petites on Thursday.

Nichole Schmidt, Petito’s mother and the executor of his estate, will receive $3 million from the court.

‘The Petito family lost their daughter, and they were also denied the opportunity to confront her killer,’ Patrick Reilly, attorney for Petito’s parents, said in a statement to the media. The loss of Gabby Petito at the hands of Brian Laundrie is irreparable, and no amount of money could ever make up for it. To say that Brian did not have $3 million is completely made up. The Petito family will use any donations made in Gabby’s honor to further the work of the Gabby Petito Foundation.

Reilly claims that the trial set for this coming December will not go ahead. In response to the media’s request for comment, the curator of Laundrie’s estate has not yet responded.

Petito’s family reported her missing in September, and a little over a week later, her body was discovered in Teton County, Wyoming. The medical examiner determined that she was strangled to death.

On September 1, Laundrie returned to the couple’s home alone; he subsequently left again after about two weeks and then vanished. Eventually, Laundrie’s body was discovered in a Florida nature reserve close to his home in Sarasota County, and a medical examiner determined that he had committed suicide there.

A notebook in which, according to the authorities, Laundrie takes full responsibility for Petito’s murder was discovered nearby.

In May, Petito’s family also filed a lawsuit against Christopher and Roberta Laundrie, alleging that they knew their son Brian murdered Petito, knew “the whereabouts of her body,” and were working to help him flee the country.

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