petite gabbyBrian’s parents have received $3 million from Brian Laundrie’s estate, months after filing a wrongful-death lawsuit against the family of the alleged killer, according to online radar.
The trial comes after the late 22-year-old’s mother, Nichole Schmidt, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Laundrie estate in May.
Gabby was first reported missing in September 2021, and her body was finally found later that month.
$3 million judgment awarded Thursday, about a year after Gabby’s remains were found
According to a journalist who has followed the Petito-Laundrie case from the beginning, reports indicate that the final judgment for $3 million was reached Thursday morning, about a year after Gabby’s remains were found in the National Forest. Bridger-Teton of Wyoming.
“A final judgment for $3,000,000 has been reached in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabby Petito against the estate of Brian Laundrie, according to the family’s attorney,” wrote journalist Brian Entin.
Entin went on to say that the $3 million is an “arbitrary number” as Laundrie’s estate is nowhere near that amount. Instead, the trial seems to be more symbolic than anything else.
#RIP: Judge rules in favor of Gabby Petito’s parents for $3 million in wrongful death lawsuit against Brian Laundrie’s estate.
The estate isn’t worth anywhere near that amount, so the $3 million is mostly inconsequential.
— JB Biunno #HeyJB (@WFLAJB) November 17, 2022
All money obtained from Laundrie’s estate will go to a foundation set up in Gabby’s name, Entin said, before reporting that the trial scheduled for December will no longer take place.
“Brian Laundrie didn’t have 3 million, it’s an arbitrary number, but any money received will go to the Gabby Petito foundation, the family says,” the reporter continued. “The trial that was scheduled for December 2022 will not take place.”
Laundrie’s family does not have the $3 million: “An arbitrary number,” says a reporter
It was confirmed that Laundrie’s family does not have the $3 million awarded to the Petito family. It is unclear if any future income from the Laundrie estate will go to Gabby’s parents.
According to CNN, in a wrongful death case, Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt claimed that Brian informed his parents that he murdered their daughter on August 28, 2021, the day after Gabby’s death.
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The lawsuit states: “While Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt desperately searched for information about their daughter, Christopher Laundrie and Roberta Laundrie kept Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts a secret. And it is believed that they were arranging for him to leave the country.”
In addition, the lawsuit also claims that on August 30, Brian sent a text message to Nichole posing as Gabby. He claimed to have no service in the message while she was in Yosemite Park.
Petito’s family asked for compensation for pain and suffering, a separate lawsuit is expected to be filed next year
However, the family believes that the message was sent to lead Nichole to believe that her daughter was still alive. Unfortunately, the last communication Nichole received from her daughter was on August 27, according to the lawsuit.
August 30 is reported to be the day they believe she was killed by manual strangulation. The family cites a text message sent from Gabby’s phone later that day in which she referred to her grandfather as “Stan”, also leading them to believe that Gabby was not the one communicating with them.
brian’s laundry #Family Slams ‘Jeopardy!’ on #alligator Clue that invoked the name of Monster Son: They forgot to admit that BL would be alive today, if he hadn’t been a killer hiding from the FBI, like a rat! #DirtyLaundresses #LaundryParents #gabbypetito 💐 https://t.co/w9lYRYqF0M pic.twitter.com/d70vfx457d
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Her parents said that Gabby never called her grandfather by that name.
Before Thursday’s trial, Gabby’s parents had asked a judge to compensate them for pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life experienced in the past and in the future.
While Thursday’s ruling ends the Petito family’s wrongful death lawsuit, a separate lawsuit filed by Gabby’s parents against Brian Laundrie’s parents is still ongoing and is scheduled for next year. the shadow room reported in March.