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Gabby Petito’s family, Laundries reach deal, will avoid civil trial

Tampa, Florida (W.F.L.A.) — Gabby Petite’s family told Nexstar’s WFLA that they reached an agreement with Brian Landry’s family and their attorney in mediation Wednesday, avoiding a civil trial.

The family held a discussion at a secret location in Venice, Florida.

“After a long day of mediation, a confidential settlement was reached between Gabby Pettit’s parents, Brian Landry’s parents, and attorney Stephen Bertolino, avoiding further legal costs and protracted personal conflicts. All parties reluctantly agreed to this,” Pettit said. the family said in a statement released by a family lawyer. “Our hope is to close this chapter in our lives so we can move forward and continue to honor the legacy of our beautiful daughter Gabby.”

In a statement to WFLA.com, Bertolino said:

“Christopher Landry, Roberta Landry, and I participated in the mediation with the Petite family and the civil case has now been resolved. The terms of the resolution are confidential and we look forward to putting this matter behind us. .”

Gabby Pettit’s parents have filed a lawsuit against Landry and attorney Steven Bertolino, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress. They said the Landries were aware of Pettit’s murder shortly after the 22-year-old’s death in August 2021, and other than releasing a statement through Bertolino hoping she would be found. He claimed that he did not choose to do anything.

Petite was found dead on September 19, 2021 in the Grand Teton National Forest, Wyoming. Brian Landry took his own life in late October 2021.

In June, the judge rejected the motion The Landry Company asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.

The lawsuit that created More than 1,000 pages of new court documentsscheduled for May 13, 2024 in Venice.

“Gabby’s gone.”

recently released court documents Revealed phone conversations After Gabby Pettit was murdered, Brian Landry sent a letter to her parents. The documents describe the call as “very distraught” and reveal that Brian Landry was “very upset.”

In his sworn testimony, Chris Landry acknowledged that August 29, 2021, two days after Petito was believed to have been killed, was the day it all “shocked fans.”

Chris said Brian called her distraught and said, “Gabby’s gone.” Mr Chris claimed he had “no idea” what his son was saying and after being asked for help, he called Mr Bertolino.

“So what did he say to you?” Chris Landry was asked during cross-examination.

“I asked him how he was doing, and he–you know, he was restless and very agitated and told me that things had changed–you know. “Like, ‘Gabby’s gone,’ he was very distraught. Everything was frantic and fast. So, Gabby was gone,” Landry replied.

“What do you mean?” the lawyer asked.

“Well, I don’t know what he’s talking about,” Chris said.

Roberta Landry could be arrested

Days after Gabby Petito’s body was discovered in Wyoming, Bertolino wanted to hold a press conference to address the public scrutiny. But Bertolino said the FBI urged him to cancel the press conference. Roberta Landry may be indictedaccording to court documents.

Roberta was not charged after Bertolino’s decision to cancel Landry’s press conference. Bertolino never mentioned that Brian’s father, Christopher Landry, might be arrested by the FBI.

Bertolino said the FBI provided information about the crimes Roberta could be charged with.

“I discussed this with Roberta and I was at a loss as to what they were charging her with. And so I did. I don’t want to get this wrong, but Brian… What do you think I had a conversation with Gee about?” is here, but he couldn’t tell me. All he told me was that he believed it was electronic. It was something they believed Roberta had done using electronic equipment. ”

Bertolino said the only theory the FBI could use to arrest Roberta on electronics-related charges is that after her son returned from Wyoming without Petito, he used a cell phone to buy a new cell phone. He added that he had accompanied her to the store. Mr. Bertolino suggested to Mr. Gee that purchasing a cell phone is something that many parents, including himself, routinely do for his children.

“Burn after reading”

In a letter obtained by Gabby Pettit’s family, Roberta Landry told Brian she would provide him with a shovel and trash bags if he needed to dispose of the body.

A “burn it after reading” letter is the focus of a civil lawsuit.

The letter does not mention Gabby Pettit. Nor does it include any date or mention of when it was supposedly written.

A transcription of the letter follows:

“I want you to remember that I have always loved you and I know that you will always love me. You are my son. No matter what we do, where we go, or what we say, nothing can and will never divide us. We will always love each other. If you’re in prison, I’ll bake you a sandpaper cake. If you need a body disposed of, I’ll bring you a shovel and a garbage bag. If you fly to the moon, I’ll be watching the skies for your re-entry. If you say you don’t like my guts, I’ll get you a new one.”

“Remember that love is a verb, not a noun. It’s not a thing, it’s not a word, it’s an action. To know if they love you, observe a person’s actions, not their words.” “Therefore, neither death nor life, neither angels nor spirits, neither things that are nor things that are to come, neither powers from above nor powers from below, nor anything in all creation, can separate us from our love. I am convinced that you cannot.” Not a hostile force, not a heavenly messenger, not an earthly prince. There is no power that can separate us…” – Romans 8:38 (enlarged version!).

“(Nothing can separate us. Nothing conceivable or unthinkable can come between us. Not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not intimidation, not even sin.) ~ Time It’s not. It’s not miles, miles, miles.”

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