Brian Laundrie wrote in a notebook that he left in the Florida swamp where he killed himself that he killed his girlfriend Gabby Petito, but he said it was an act of “mercy,” according to a report released Friday. According to Fox News, in a note he wrote, “I ended her life.” The FBI found the note in October.
“I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked. I was in shock.” According to Laundrie, he intended to kill Petito — with whom he was allegedly engaged — after she harmed herself in the Wyoming wilderness after he fell and shot her, but he immediately regretted it.
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“From the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn’t go on without her,” he wrote. It was discovered on September 19 that Petito, a 22-year-old from Long Island who had been traveling with Laundrie, had been strangled to death in a campground near the Grand Tetons.
Following Laundrie’s passing, she was reported missing, which sparked a search for her alleged assailant across the nation. Laundrie, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park near Sarasota, left a message in which he apologized and urged authorities to take it easy on his family. Laundrie shot himself in the head.
“Please do not make life harder for my family,” he scrawled in the notebook. “They lost a son and a daughter. The most wonderful girl in the world. Gabby I’m sorry.” He added, “I am sorry to my family. This is a shock to them as well [as] a terrible grief.” For more such updates do follow us only on Lee Daily