‘Narcissists rewrite history’: Gabby Petito’s mom slams Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession where he claims her death was a mercy killing after she slipped in a stream and hit her head
- Gabby Petito’s mom has slammed Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession
- Laundrie claimed his fiancee’s death was a mercy killing after she was injured
- He admitted murdering his 22-year-old fiancée at Grand Teton National Park
- Petito’s mom Nichole Schmidt shared the words ‘narcissists rewrite history
- Her daughter’s death was ruled as a homicide by manual strangulation
Gabby Petito’s mom has slammed Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession where he claimed her death was a mercy killing after she slipped in a stream and hit her head.
Laundrie, 23, admitted murdering his 22-year-old fiancée at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on their country-wide road trip in August 2021.
Petito’s mom Nichole Schmidt said she was ‘fed up’ after Laundrie’s notebook confession was revealed.
She shared an image on Twitter that said ‘narcissists rewrite history’, along with hashtags including ‘the truth will be revealed’, ‘selfish’ and ‘justice for Gabby’.
Laundrie claimed in the notebook she fell into a creek and injured herself but as she was severely hurt, crying in pain and shivering from the cold, he decided to kill her.
Petito’s death was ruled a homicide by manual strangulation.
Petito’s mom Nichole Schmidt said she was ‘fed up’ after Laundrie’s notebook confession was revealed. She shared an image on Twitter that said ‘narcissists rewrite history’, along with hashtags including ‘the truth will be revealed’, ‘selfish’ and ‘justice for Gabby’
Gabby Petito’s mom Nichole Schmidt (pictured) has slammed Brian Laundrie’s notebook confession where he claimed her death was a mercy killing after she slipped in a stream and hit her head
In newly-unearthed notebook passages, Brian Laundrie, 23, admitted to killing his fiancee Gabby Petito, 22, right, when they were on a cross-country van trip
Laundrie was the main suspect in Petito’s disappearance and murder after he arrived back home, alone, in North Port, Florida on September 1, from a cross-country road trip he embarked on with Gabby in her white 2012 Ford Transit van.
The couple was previously seen on police body camera footage from Moab, Utah after fellow travelers said Laundrie hit her.
He also reportedly got into a fight with wait staff at a restaurant in Jackson shortly before Petito’s death, which Kelly says shows signs of extremely narcissistic personality disorder and sociopathic disorder.
Laundrie’s notebook was 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 shot himself in the head.
Images of eight waterlogged pages of his notebook were handed to DailyMail.com by the Laundrie family’s attorney Steve Bertolino on Friday.
In a bid to explain his version of events, Laundrie wrote: ‘I am sorry to my family, this is a shock to them as well as a terrible grief….
‘Please do not make this harder for them, this occurred as an unexpected tragedy.’
Laundrie’s notebook contained a letter written to the late Petito before he killed himself following a large manhunt for him. Laundrie said he heard ‘a splash and a scream’, which he claimed was Petito slipping in a stream
Laundrie said: ‘I carried her as far as I could down the stream’. He added: ‘I wanted her out of the cold back to the car’. Laundrie claimed Petito ‘couldn’t tell me what hurt’ after he allegedly pulled her from the stream
In this note (left), the 23-year-old said he ‘ended her life’ because she was in pain and he ‘thought it as merciful’. He then said: ‘I rushed home to spend my time I had left with my family’
Laundrie apologised to his fiancee’s family for killing her. He said he had killed himself and hoped ‘animals may tear me apart’
The couple were at the national park after visiting Utah on their trip west in Gabby’s 2012 white Ford Transit. They were cataloguing the trip on social media.
Laundrie wrote in his notebook: ‘Rushing back to our car, trying to cross the steam of spread creek before it got too dark to see, too cold. I hear 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, she was freezing cold, we had just come from the blazing hot national parks in Utah.
‘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 I knew I couldn’t safely carry her.’
He continued: ‘I started a fire and spooned her as close to the heat, she was so thin, had already been freezing too long. I couldn’t at the time realize that I should’ve started a fire first but I wanted her out of the cold back to the car. From where I started the fire I had no idea where the car might be. Only knew it was across the creek.
Petito and Laundrie were on a cross-country van trip when Laundrie said she fell into a shallow creek and got hypothermia
An autopsy later revealed that Petito’s cause of death was homicide by manual strangulation
‘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.’
He wrote: ‘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.’
‘I don’t know the extent of Gabby’s injuries, only that she was in extreme pain.
‘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.’
Police and FBI officials retrieved items belonging to Brian Laundrie, including a notebook, near where his body was found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in October
Laundrie’s remains were found north of the entrance to Myakkahatchee Creek, in the Big Slough Preserve, off an unpaved trail near a bridge where Brian’s parents said he liked to visit. It is four miles north of their home in North Port, Florida
‘I knew I couldn’t go on without her.
‘I rushed home to spend any time I had left with my family.
‘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.
Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito were engaged to be married prior to their deaths
The pair had been travelling on a cross-country trip together since July 2, when they left New York. Petito was reported missing on September 11
‘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.’
‘Please pick up all of my things. Gabby hated people who litter.’
Laundrie had begun the notebook with the personal message to Gabby, writing: ‘I wish I could be at your side, I wish I could be talking to you right now. I’d be going through every memory getting even more for the future. But we’ve lost our future.
‘I can’t be without you. I’ve lost every day we (indistinct) spent together… I’ll never get to play with (indistinct) again. Never go hiking with T….I can’t bear to look at our photos, to recall great times because it is why I cannot go on.
‘When I close my eyes I will think of laughing on the roof of the van, falling asleep to the sight of a (indistinct) at the crystal geyser. I will always love you.’
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