Earlier this yr, Gabby’s mother and father filed a civil lawsuit towards the Laundries, alleging in court docket paperwork that they knew Brian killed their daughter earlier than her physique was found, saved his whereabouts a “secret” after reporting him lacking and had been “making preparations for him to depart the nation.”
Brian’s mother and father filed to dismiss the civil lawsuit, nevertheless, in June, a judge denied the motion. The Laundries’ lawyer, Steven Bertolino later mentioned in a press release to E! News that they “are dissatisfied” with the choice and “will proceed to make use of all out there authorized means to protect their rights.”
Gabby’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, has since filed a separate wrongful death lawsuit towards the curator of Brian’s property, looking for $30,000 in damages. No trial date has been set.
The Laundries’ lawyer advised E! News that the lawsuit was “absolutely anticipated.”
“This lawsuit will most probably not be defended and the Petitos could have gained nothing greater than a bit of paper that tells them what everybody already is aware of,” Steven mentioned May 6, “which is that Brian was answerable for Gabby’s loss of life as indicated by the FBI.”