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Bonita_applefunks

We don’t know Brian laundries parents anything but a slap in the face. Any person with any common sense or any woman with an intuition could clearly see that they knew Brian laundry killed Gabby Petito.


ButterfreeAtLast

We don’t owe them shit. They know something and they kept quiet about it for weeks. And it was a day after the park opened that they just HAPPENED to find the body? They knew he killed Petito and they were covering it up. Yeah I call bullshit. If they cooperated with police and not hide behind a lawyer, they had no reason to hire and keeping silent for no reason, they wouldn’t get the vitriol they got. It’s their own fault. The parents and lawyer should be interrogated by police. Period.


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The hivemind will never admit that their headcanon did not match reality. It is good that you can see the Laundries did absolutely nothing to deserve the treatment they have received. Those protesters are disgusting. The members of this sub who basically used this situation as a writing prompt for their true crime fanfics are disgusting. The people who continue to demonize the Laundries even though it is obvious they did nothing wrong are disgusting. The tiktok "psychics" are disgusting. The vilification of the Laundries was never anything more than a witch hunt. The Laundries have a declared human right to be presumed innocent unless and until they are convicted in a court of law. Nothing good has ever come out of assuming the worst about strangers.


yords

I disagree, I don’t think there is any excuse for their treatment of the petitio family.


[deleted]

What exactly were they supposed to do other than help LE find BL? They dont owe the Petito family anything. BL and GP were ADULTS. BL probably just told his parents they broke up and then the Petitos tried to reach out to the Laundries FOR ONE WHOLE DAY. Are you aware that saying "I'm sorry" can be used against them in a court of law down the road? The Laundries did nothing wrong.


Bonita_applefunks

They shouldn’t have hid and distanced themselves, they were cowards about the entire situation they should’ve taken responsibility for their son who they raised anyone with any common sense knows that they were hiding something Jesus! They didn’t even speak with the Petito family when they were simply asking questions about where their daughter was in the beginning when she was First missing, That alone was a huge red flag duh


yords

How about not fucking ghost and refuse to talk to the Petito family while their daughter was reported missing.


[deleted]

What were they supposed to say? Talking to the Petitos would have been a stupid move legally. The Laundries did the right thing. You have no good reason to assume the Laundries knew anything about Gabby.


yords

If a close family friend is missing and ur only thought is “how might I get in trouble for this” then u can go fuck your self.


InnerFish227

You obviously do not have children. The thought wasn't about themselves, but their son.


Bonita_applefunks

The right thing to do is to turn your kids in if they murder anybody else and you know about it and if you don’t then you’re just as guilty


InnerFish227

Would you turn your kid in for murder if they say they didn't do it? What good does calling the police to say, "hey, i don't have any actual evidence, but I think my kid killed someone," when they are already investigating?


Bonita_applefunks

So if your son murdered his girlfriend you would do the same thing? You’re fucking stupid and evil


InnerFish227

Don't be stupid. Brian likely didn't tell his parents. He probably insisted he was innocent.


Bonita_applefunks

And knowing damn well that their son is the main suspect for a woman’s murder and they let their son leave/escape....?? They knew what they were doing they knew what he had done it’s common fucking sense duh the entire public knew that he had killed her you think his own parents wouldn’t know that either it’s only common fucking sense stop being so ignorant


Bonita_applefunks

They wouldn’t even respond to the Petito family nor cooperate with the FBI really they clearly knew their son murdered Gabby Petito and guess what he did it’s been found in his notebook he wrote it down that he murdered Gabby.


Bonita_applefunks

And you think as a parent you wouldn’t know that your child did something?? You ignorant as fuck


pecoving

If my son choked a woman to death, I'd turn him in myself. And yes, I have a son.


InnerFish227

He'd have to be charged first or you'd have to have knowledge of the crime that the police could use to get an arrest warrant. There is no evidence yet tying Brian Laundrie to the crime, at least in public knowledge. We all know it is virtually assured he did murder her, but that is not the same as enough to convict. Brian disappeared and was likely dead before Gabby's body was found.


pecoving

Then I guess I'd disown him.


azmasaco

No, but I do sympathize with them. No one would know how to handle this. None of us know the Laundries. We don’t know their personalities, mental health, relationship with their son. Really nothing has come out about their personal lives. Everyone deals with shock and grief differently. It’s really hard to say how you would react in a horrific situation like that. I don’t think any parent could act “sane”


Atschmid

Are you nuts?


JohnnyBuddhist

I don’t blame them at all. Whose to say what you would’ve done, or did better. I feel sorry for both families involved.


KaIeidoscopeHeart

I dont owe them an apology. Laundrie parents owe the Petito family an apology for ghosting the fuck out of them during their daughters disappearance & for raising a p.o.s son.


nursenine369

Yes. No one lawyers up that fast and that hard unless they’re guilty AF. And the way the dad found the notebook AND MOVED IT, because “media was nearby” is too sus for words. Sorry but I think CL and RL aided and abetted BL disappearance and they should face the legal consequences of that. Oh, and I’m sure the Petito’s will file a civil case against them and hopefully win. I mean, does anyone here REALLY believe BL didn’t kill Gabby? Jeez…


RobbieWallis

No one here even knows that Brian did actually murder Gabby. He is still not charged with that crime. This mob has just assumed he did, like they've assumed his parents knew, and assumed they helped him escape in some way, and assumed that his parents weren't helping at all about anything. It's all possible, but they don't need evidence to assert that all of this is the reality, they just want it to be the case so they decide it is.


AntiSentience

So what happened, in your opinion? They were having all these arguments and then Brian left to go to the store and came back and she was suddenly dead in a gully? Gtfoh.


One-Mind4814

They still didn’t help a family find their missing daughter, no excuse. And didn’t look for their son when he went “missing”. Sounds like karma, I’m sure they are regretting their decisions


Theodore_Calvin

We don’t owe the Laundrie parents anything. Besides, they don’t care what a bunch of nerds on Reddit think about them.


heraverax

their lives will be a living hell forever.. for being absolute assholes.. by the way you're the only incel nerd here you TNUC


KDbitchmade

You actually sound like the 2nd incel nerd here.


Theodore_Calvin

Nope. Not even close. On any of that.


ShiningConcepts

The simple fact of the matter is that **we do not know what Brian told them or they told Brian from September 1st-10th**. We don't know. He might've confessed and they chose to protect themselves rather than come forward because they're assholes. He might've told an unconvincing lie that left them suspicious and they went into panic mode. He might've told them a convincing lie and got them to block the Petitos numbers themselves (e.g. "we had a bad breakup please don't talk to them anymore"). He might've physically tampered with their phones behind their back and blocked the Petito family numbers themselves. **We do not know the details of the Petito family's interactions with Brian**. So my personal stance is that we should avoid passing further judgment and leave them alone, but maybe also hold of on giving sympathy. Basically: don't actively harass them because we aren't sure they're guilty, but also, don't actively support them because we aren't sure they're innocent (and even if they are, the Petitos deserve support more).


Firstladytree

I judge them for how they acted when they knew their child was missing. They tended to their garden. That’s weird


raos163

You call it weird a defense attorney calls it trying to obtain a sense of normal. See how that works? I pray 95% of the people in this subreddit never play a part in our justice system.


Firstladytree

Do you have kids? How about a dog? Or maybe 100 strangers outside your home with cameras and microphones? If you are in a situation where your child is missing, 100 strangers are outside your home, and you are able to obtain a sense of normal, you are not mentally well. Or you are a sociopath lacking empathy and a conscience.


raos163

You've misread my response. > **trying** to obtain a sense of normal. Something many, many families have gone through and unfortunately gotten good at on both sides of the victims family and the accused murderers family. People do interesting things when faced with situations that have knocked them far out of their comfort zone, like water their plants.. or go on hikes. Surely no one is presuming the Laundrie family is guilty based on the fact that they have remained silent and retained a lawyer. Oh wait they are! So everyone on this subreddit is entitled to free speech and to defame presumed innocents but this subreddit's "witchlist" of supposed accused aren't entitled to the their 1st/5th amendment rights, and are obviously being prejudiced by the media and the woefully ignorant. Something that the FBI and law enforcement have obviously refrained from because they don't have a shred of evidence worth charging them with, and certainly don't have anything that these bottom of the class FL prosecutors could possibly prove in court/convict them on. Also, sociopaths do not truly lack empathy and certainly do not lack a conscience. Terrible example.


Firstladytree

Looks like someone has never read “the sociopath next door” You should check it out


raos163

Sociopathy is a spectrum that we are nowhere close to understanding. I prefer to read peer reviewed research papers before I spout off what I don't know from what I do. Also, is that your only rebuttal?


Firstladytree

About 4% of the population is a sociopath. They can do anything at all to you and never feel any remorse. 4% = one in every 25 ppl. Beware!


raos163

Sociopaths are not as big of a problem as you think they are.


Firstladytree

They live with an unfair advantage of being able to step on the backs of those closest to them to get themselves to higher positions in life - all with zero remorse.


Wahoo017

I've thought a lot about this and I just can't find a story that Brian would've told that would've made the parent's reaction reasonable. Even if he came up with a fantastic lie about how Gabby ran off into the woods to commit suicide and was going to frame him, whatever, I still think saying nothing to the police or gabby's family is the reaction of the crazy or the guilty pretty much exclusively.


ShiningConcepts

Here's a simple hypothetical: > Hey guys, me and Gabby, we had a really bad breakup because [insert whatever bullshit excuse you can think of here]. Please don't talk to me or her family about any of this, please block all their phone numbers.


AntiSentience

You’re forgetting he showed up at their house IN HER VAN. You can’t ghost someone whose car you stole.


Wahoo017

You lose me at blocking their phone numbers. Nobody breaks up after a years long relationship and says "block their entire family". And we have no reason to think that Brian's family didn't respond to gabby's because they didn't get the messages. If somehow that could be shown, that the family never got the messages at all, then I think you're right and that could give the parents an out. I just think there's no way that is what happened. Plus him driving gabby's van back across the country without her had to be super suspicious in the first place, such that a story like that would be suspicious to most normal parents, making such a request even more unreasonable. And without that, with the family seeing messages saying "hey gabby has been missing for 3, 5, 7, 10 etc days do you know anything" the choice not to respond with anything at all is unjustifiable.


popnotsoda1

Not to mention, didn’t the petitos physically show up to their house asking about gabby & were completely ghosted there as well?


ShiningConcepts

> Nobody breaks up after a years long relationship and says "block their entire family". Well if he came up with a sufficient excuse it seems possible to me. I'm not sure if he was given any documentation of the Moab traffic stop, but if so, he might've convinced them by showing it to them. Just say that it is causing him a significant amount of stress and he doesn't want him or them to be involved with the Petitos anymore. But you do have a point; they lived with Gabby...


Wahoo017

yea, to your credit, that's probably the only actual reasonable theory of how the parents can be basically innocent that i've heard floated, even if i still find it unlikely. And i also am not in favor of harassing his parents. At least not at this point, and I don't know if I ever was. But I think we're a long way from owing them an apology. If they want to start making public statements explaining their behavior and they make sense, like they blocked gabby's family because brian told them xyz, then it's possible.


ShiningConcepts

There is also another theory here: Brian went behind their backs and blocked the numbers on their phones himself.


RipleyCat80

I totally think blocking their numbers is possible. My brother and his gf of two years had a really bad break up and he absolutely asked us to block her and remove her from social media. Brian also could have gone into their phones and blocked the numbers himself - I know both of my parents lock codes because I am always helping them do something in their phone - so I bet he wouldn't have trouble getting into them.


Wahoo017

I can see him asking to block her, but not so much her family. I can also see him secretly blocking the family, but then the parents had to have realized this at some point. The police showed up at their door to ask about Gabby being missing and they didn't say "what I had no idea what can I do to help" they said talk to my lawyer. I can get explanations for pieces of their behavior, but putting it all together, at some point each explanation falls apart after enough time passes and they still choose to say nothing.


0m3gaMan5513

Apology? No. These people knew their future daughter-in-law, who lived in their own home, was missing or dead, and did absolutely nothing to join the search, comfort Gabby’s family, or show the slightest bit of concern for her welfare.


Suitable_Hat_3851

Nope. Thats the consequence of committing murder, your family’s life will also be ruined. The only person who should have apologized is Brian. And in my eyes thats karma for not helping the Petito family find Gabby’s remains or even texting back and saying “Brian won’t tell us”, or whatever. Poor choices lead to poor consequences.


raos163

Be careful what you wish for, never know who your family members are deep down or what they are truly capable of. As evidenced here.


Suitable_Hat_3851

Yeah if my little brother did something like that id beat his ass


raos163

Why would you say your little brother could do something like that even as an “if”


Suitable_Hat_3851

Hes my only alive family member and u asked me to imagine a family member being capable of something terrible


Firstladytree

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes


tr0pix

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.” -Nietzsche


Robotemist

> Thats the consequence of committing murder, your family’s life will also be ruined. You don't have to be a part of that, you know?


Suitable_Hat_3851

Maybe if he didn’t go home to live under their roof and if they didn’t keep quiet for him then i would feel some sympathy for the parents. The only sympathy i feel for them is that they lost their son which is terrible for any parent no matter what the kid did.


yodadtm1

Don't you find it strange that countless law enforcement spent weeks searching for Brian and found nothing, but his parents one day go to the preserve and right away miraculously they find his items and his body? This looks like they knew exactly where to search! I think they owe everyone an explanation.


nursenine369

Absolutely, it’s sus AF. A doc I work with said he thinks CL and TL helped BL get away to a county with no active extradition treaty with the US, like Brazil, and it was the 10-day head start they gave him that made it possible. He also doesn’t trust the dental records either. What did the FBI find out there? A tooth, a few teeth, a portion of a jawbone, a portion of skull, maybe the entire head? Those things can be faked.


atnguy2

The police and FBI are the ones that owe everyone an explanation!!! The parents told them exactly where to look and they were too dumb to look there!! So much for defund the police!! This is exactly what happens when the stupid democrats and socialist want to defund the police. This is all a shit show. Condolences to everyone that lost a loved one in this crazy mess!!!


rachrid

It is entirely unclear what side you’re even on here


atnguy2

I’m not on anyone’s side. I just feel bad for both parties to lose their children.


hisnameisbrock

You can always tell the education and critical thinking level of a commenter by the frequency of their !’s


ElTristesito

You can tell the education and critical thinking level of a commenter by their misuse of apostrophes.


hisnameisbrock

Haha you tried but are wrong. ‘s can be used to show plurality for symbols (%’s and #’s), single letters (mind your p’s and q’s) years (the 2000’s were fun) and other special case.


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stratumtoagoose

Was he not found pretty much exactly where his parents told the police he’d gone ? He was just submerged.


KaIeidoscopeHeart

I wonder what law enforcement has to say when they’re asked why they didn’t go search the spot the parents told them about once the water receded.


stratumtoagoose

True, I wonder if it’s only just gone down ? I think it’s partially swamp land and shut for half the year because it floods ?


kh2riku

This is why I always thought it was in poor taste to harass them at their home. I cringed for a lot of those people. One girl just seemed to be there for attention screaming nonsense or verbatim. It seemed like a mob with pitchforks but no one actually knows the details and what happened. The memorial is one thing but some people have way too big of a hero complex. I hope an alligator took out Brian, so I’m not sympathizing with him but I think people went too far harassing the parents 24/7. I personally don’t know what I’d do in that situation.


kh2riku

Yes seriously, I don’t want to live in a country that does justice by mob rule, especially before all of the facts are disclosed. You can see how well that’s been going the past 10 years or so. No ones downplaying the fact that he did something terrible or Gabbys death.


Ladyjaymie77

Seriously???????


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Firstladytree

Family is weird AF for gardening while their son is missing. I’ve seen ppl more upset over a missing sock than these people were about their missing child


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Firstladytree

If you’re trying to make me :( Try harder


xenona22

No one even considers the fact someone could have murdered both


Firstladytree

He could of made a deal to sell her to some perv who turned around and killed them both Traveling the country in a van can get pretty expensive I’ve heard The gas prices are unreal these days Let’s go Brandon!


gurlpls

I’m just back from the pub and scrolling Reddit so take this with a grain of salt - but I think it’s entirely possible that his parents were just completely up overwhelmed with the situation. I think what you’ve said here about him not being truthful when he came back, and then disappearing when everything came to light might be on the nose - I think what might have happened is when Gabby’s parents reached out they may have not known what to say and simply didn’t reply to avoid the situation. Not saying that was the right thing to do - but I don’t think I would call them terrible people. This whole situation is a nightmare - for both families, in VERY different ways.


buddybeans2021

Their lawyer said - I told them not to say anything.


kmsjo

The protestors that took on a more harassing tact should at the very least be looking back on whether or not their tactics were justified, and perhaps should feel some regret. We all have a right to counsel and a right to remain silent for good reason. It's possible, although many would hate to admit it, that Brian Laundrie's parents brought this search to a more expeditious end - I look at them a heck of a lot different now.


Conscious_Room_647

The person who put the sign out with “what if it was Cassie” thinks they helped. Probably will tell everyone how they cracked the case wide open


kmsjo

Right... that's cringy.


Independent-Canary95

No, but I think they sure owe Gabby's family one.


Runningswissr011

The parents followed the advice of their attorney, as they should have. Anyone saying otherwise is a dumb ass. Their time will come, if it’s even justified.


JD_MBA_Virginia

"Do we owe the Laundrie parents an apology?" An apology for what? They've not been vilified for committing any crime; rather, they've been vilified for their OWN behavior, which has been either (i) attributable to such ignorance and gullibility as to be socially irresponsible and negligent, at best, or (ii) indicative of such callousness and selfishness as to be borderline evil. In my opinion, any reasonable parent, much less any reasonable human being who is a member of our society, would have made better decisions. As a parent and an attorney, myself, I vehemently disagree with how the Laundrie parents have handled this matter from day #1, regardless of whether they were acting on the advice of counsel (which means nothing, given that they were never potentially culpable to begin with) or on their own volition. The Laundrie parents were faced with dozens of decision points from the moment they first re-connected with Brian two months earlier than expected. I've not seen them make a single decision in this matter that I'd consider to be even remotely within the ballpark of a good course of action. The Laundrie parents were the only folks in this entire sad matter who were positioned to make a difference -- and they, either ignorantly or willfully, did nothing. Human being to human being, I will say a prayer for them for their loss; however, I will never condone their silence, inaction, insincerity, ineptitude and seeming inclination to put their self-interests (including most likely protecting an adult child against the consequences of his egregious actions) ahead of doing the right and moral thing. They'll have a lot of things to ponder in their mind in the days ahead.


InnerFish227

You don't know anything. You don't know what Brian could have told them. There was nothing the Laundrie parents could have done. Gabby was already dead.


nursenine369

To hear Gabby’s parents begging them for help finding their daughter and they refuse to say a word, “on advice of counsel?” They could have made a statement of sympathy at that very least. Their behavior has been cold and callous in the extreme.


InnerFish227

We don't know the content of the texts sent to the Laundrie's Most of the texts likely were sent after Brian was already missing and dead too. I'm not comfortable judging their behavior with so much unknown. We have already seen enough of that going on, which turned out to be horribly wrong


JD_MBA_Virginia

Well... I was thinking that perhaps some earlier actions by the Laundrie parents might have saved Gabby's family from several many sleepless nights of wondering... That would have been something. And, I was thinking that perhaps some earlier actions by the Laundrie parents might have allowed Gabby's family to hold a funeral for their beautiful daughter with an open casket... That would have been something. And, lastly, I was thinking that perhaps some earlier actions by the Laundrie parents might have prevented their son from winding up status quo. That would have been something.


InnerFish227

What earlier actions? You are assuming they had any idea prior to the text Gabby's mom sent them on 9/11 that she was going to report Brian and Gabby missing. Gabby's family thought they were both missing until Brian's parents didn't respond to that text. That's when Gabby's mom knew there was something wrong there and it was confirmed when the police told them later that day the van was at the Laundrie house.


TexasJackBlack

Let law enforcement sort out if they committed any crimes and everyone else should leave them in peace.


Ladyjaymie77

EXACTLY. Well said.


JobSwimming9045

They could have saved their Son’s life if they had not taken their attorney’s advice. Maybe Brian would be alive today, possibly in a jail cell but alive nonetheless.


Neither_Hovercraft70

Why do you say that?


JobSwimming9045

If they intervened and spoke to authorities when it mattered. Maybe Brian would have received the help he needed. Perhaps mental health help. I’m all for parents protecting their kids but this was not protecting.


Firstladytree

Gabby was strangled. Fun fact: almost all mass shooters have a history of domestic violence. More specifically, with strangulation. Men who strangle women are not just threats to the women they date. They are ticking time bombs in our communities.


InnerFish227

He disappeared before Gabby's body was found, two days after she was declared missing.


Neither_Hovercraft70

You don’t know that would have saved his life. Be careful with that kind of speculation/blame.


JobSwimming9045

No I don’t know, that’s just my opinion. In my eyes, parents are partially to blame for how things transpired.


Neither_Hovercraft70

So you really shouldn’t be saying how the parents could have saved their child’s life then…


wXWeivbfpskKq0Z1qiqa

As a van-lifer, I can’t see any scenario where BL would have ever have let himself go to jail. He loved being outdoors too much. A lot of people have said he was too proud to consider killing himself. I think he knew he would have absolutely hated jail and knew death was a better way out.


heraverax

he would've enjoyed the butt secks too much.. that's why he took his life


JobSwimming9045

I agree with you. I just wish the parents stepped in to get him some help. Whether he was guilty or not, something major happened in his life. He just took off - if they spoke to authorities maybe someone would have prevented him from taking off. Maybe he would have received some help.


InnerFish227

Spoke to the authorities about what? You are assuming they had some knowledge.


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Off topic but was gabby not into the outdoor scene? I read a comment saying that she didnt even like being outside and am wondering where that came from.


InnerFish227

She wrote that in her journal. https://preview.redd.it/0g0yc6k3hqn71.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=726cd38a302a6fed200364ffebb1a67592625f70


pm_ur_juicy_milkers

ITT: People that don't understand the drive to protect your child, no matter what they did. Both families lost children. He wasn't always this 23 year old man that did something monstrous. That's all *you* know him as but they have 23 years of memories. Try showing some goddamn empathy for once, Reddit.


nursenine369

I am childless by choice and no, I have never understood that motive. I don’t think I could protect my child in that manner, knowing they had taken another life. I fully believe that you cannot build happiness off of someone else’s misery. At the very least they knew Gabby was missing and that her parents were begging them to help however they could. It takes a cold heart to protect a child when you at least have the suspicion that they may have been involved in the disappearance of their significant other. To hear the Petito’s begging for help and still staying silent and refusing to help. But hey, their baby boy was home safe so I guess poor Gabby was just SOL, right? As much as I’m sure I would love my own child I couldn’t do that to another parent. I hope the Petito’s file a civil suit against CL and RL and take them for everything.


Firstladytree

I’ve seen people more upset over a lost sock than these people were over their missing child. Who the fuck gardens while their child is missing? People who know where their child is. That’s who


rsandr

As someone who has watched close family and my best friends family losing children in traumatic ways. Even in the immediate aftermath sometimes you want to do housework or work etc to be consumed by something to fill the nightmare in your brain. Seeing them gardening isn’t a big deal to me since in their house they were probably freaking out.


Firstladytree

You don’t turn it on and off like that. I lost my dog once and couldn’t turn it off so no I don’t believe you can choose when you be upset when your fucking child is missing Get real


rsandr

I’m not absolving them of anything guilt- they could have reacted better towards her family. But again I have lived through two traumatic deaths of children so I’m just saying what me and my loved ones have experienced. Sometimes to have 3 seconds of peace in your head you do tasks. People react differently. Just because they weren’t wailing while gardening doesn’t mean they were totally content.


Firstladytree

It also doesn’t mean they weren’t As someone who has been physically abused by a man and told his mother, the parents reaction looks too familiar to me. Denial. Because accepting your child abuses women means accepting some sort of fault in a mothers eyes. So denial is easiest


Neither_Hovercraft70

Yes, let’s show empathy to a murderer and those who helped said murderer. Seriously???


InnerFish227

Can you read? He didn't call for empathy towards Brian. And there is no evidence the parents helped him. He ran off two days after she was reported missing.


Neither_Hovercraft70

Hiring a lawyer for their son and avoiding Gabby's parents pleas for information on Gabby was only done to help their son (i.e., evidence).


InnerFish227

This lawyer they "hired" was a Chris Laundrie's friend who knew Brian since he was a baby. There is no evidence the Petito family tried to reach the Laundrie family until right before the police showed up.


Neither_Hovercraft70

Why is hired in quotations?


InnerFish227

Bertolino is a close friend of the Laundries. We don't know if he is being paid or if he is doing it for free for his friends.


Neither_Hovercraft70

That doesn’t change whether he’s their lawyer or not.


Robie_John

All humans deserve empathy.


Neither_Hovercraft70

How about you tell that to the victims of pedophiles and the like. Some people are simply evil.


Firstladytree

“Treat people as good as you are. Not as bad as they are.” Easier said than done


HikeToTheTop69

Fuck no, they deserve Gabby’s family an apology for ignoring their calls.


Ladyjaymie77

deserve…… did you mean ‘owe’?


l8terzonthemenjay

No. They owe the Petito’s an apology.


veryniiiice

I think it's time to leave them alone. We wil never hear what Brian did or didn't tell them. The answer could be absolutely nothing to absolutely everything, and anywhere in between. They could have preplanned his visit and subsequent death, or he could have done it on his own. What I'll never understand is if they truly felt Brian was missing from the moment he took the Mustang, why weren't they out there looking for him if they truly thought he was just going for a hike. He could have been attacked, injured, etc.... Regardless, you go looking for your kid if he's missing. That alone makes me think they knew he was going there to die.


BenignRaccoon

Apology? Nah. Probably not. Leave the the fuck alone now? Hell yes.


crtnywrdn

There is absolutely no reason for people to be harrassing his family especially with the possibility of their son being found dead. Even if it is a globally recognised case. It doesn't give everyone the right to stand outside of their home and put them through that nightmare. Regardless of what they may or may not have done.


AntiSentience

They helped him run. Fuck them.


Ladyjaymie77

You don’t know that.


em_jackstar

I think that theory has been debunked now.


BungeeBunny

Oh may you explain further? What was timeline! Thank you!


InnerFish227

Uh.. well September 11 Gabby was declared missing. September 13, Brian said he was going hiking in the area his body was found today. So, in what possible way did they help him?


throwaway60992

How?


LazyOort

Even if they had talked to the Petitos, I’m pretty confident I’d still be reading something like, “I can’t believe they taunted Gabby’s parents by meeting with them and pretending to care.”


Slibbery_Pete

Exactly.....they were doomed regardless.


LGLynx

I don’t think they deserve apologies from anyone. If nothing else, the way they treated GP’s parents when all they wanted was to find anything they could about her was despicable, especially considering they’re also parents. I can see events unfolding and it becoming clear that they didn’t know the full truth, or had been intentionally misled by BL, but that doesn’t excuse the way they handled this as human beings.


teensith

occams razor suggests that they were simply lied to or misled and probably went too quiet based on the word of their lawyer. suggesting that they're some gigabrain masterminds or whatever because of your knee-jerk reaction to their lawyer advised silence is very silly


fermium257

Another redditor said it best: No one forced them to hire a lawyer. No one forced them to turn a blind eye to their future-daughter-in-law's disappearance or the pleas of her family. No one forced them to cover up for Brian, to wait days to report him missing. No one forced them to believe whatever half-baked explanation he came up with for why he left on a road trip with a fiancé and came back in her vehicle without any word on her whereabouts. At every step of the way they have made choices. They chose to help Brian cover up what happened. If they thought this was protecting him, well, they just learned that they were wrong. He very well could be alive and in custody today if they had encouraged him to do the right thing or chosen to speak to someone about what they knew. -u/littlebhat


JD_MBA_Virginia

This does pretty much sum up my sentiments 100%. Nothing more, nothing less.


teensith

unlike these parents I would simply assume that my son is a murderer


Particular_Work_4964

Hahahahaha hell no. He came back on the 1st with her van and no gabby. They ignored calls and messages from her family. They didn’t call the cops and say she is missing, her mother in a different state had to do that. Chris and Roberta Laundrie will rot in hell with their pathetic son. They raised a monster because they are themselves monsters. No we don’t owe them a damn thing, if anything they owe their community an apology for making this into a circus. They should have called the cops on their own son as soon as he showed up without GABBY. They lost any right to sympathy when they decided to protect him instead of doing the right thing.


Robie_John

Wow…that is a despicable post.


SnooPears6342

Wow. This is all speculation. You quite literally have no idea what Brian said or what the parents knew. And they didn't make this into a circus, people like YOU did. This whole Reddit community and the media camped out in their lawn is what turned it into a circus. The Laundries executed their constitutional right of remaining silent, not quite sure how that turns it into a "circus." You have no idea how they raised Brian of what kind of parents they were, so calling them all "monsters" is a bit judgmental.


nursenine369

I know that they raised a son who felt it was ok to hit and abuse his fiancé. ABUSE THAT WAS WITNESSED. That alone speaks volumes. A man that will hit a woman is a man that can kill a woman.


ashkenaziMermaid

I think ignoring the calls from Gabby’s parents even if they were lied to is unforgivable. They saw she wasn’t with him, even if they knew nothing or the wrong thing, they let her family suffer with their silence.


nursenine369

Yes. To do that to the Petito’s while they had their son safe at home is unconscionable in the extreme.


mytalala_mydingdong

No. I mean, they can choose to read comments on Reddit or not. I do (generally) feel bad that within the mob of *any* true crime case, there are a handful of people with bad boundaries. I also think it’s a small but vocal group who are completely dragging them/calling them bad parents/etc. I think most of us know that good parents can be unlucky with a difficult kid. That said, their actions outside of all that already tell me that they aren’t good people, and I’m not sorry about that opinion.


SillyWhabbit

Just ask r/AITA. Redditors strike again!


jensenaackles

No, because we still don’t know anything that they knew or did not know.


RollTideLucy

I think they owe the Petitos an apology.


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Onion-14er

No. They were heartless when the Petito family was begging for information on her whereabouts.


nursenine369

Yes, that’s what I can’t get over myself. It makes my heart bleed for the Petito’s and harden against the Laundrie’s.


littlebhat

No one forced them to hire a lawyer. No one forced them to turn a blind eye to their future-daughter-in-law's disappearance or the pleas of her family. No one forced them to cover up for Brian, to wait days to report him missing. No one forced them to believe whatever half-baked explanation he came up with for why he left on a road trip with a fiancé and came back in her vehicle without any word on her whereabouts. At every step of the way they have made choices. They chose to help Brian cover up what happened. If they thought this was protecting him, well, they just learned that they were wrong. He very well could be alive and in custody today if they had encouraged him to do the right thing or chosen to speak to someone about what they knew.


scooter-maniac

The system forced them to hire a lawyer. They would be imbeciles if they didn't. Have you not watched first 48? People incriminate themselves while innocent all the time.


ButterfreeAtLast

All they had to do from the beginning was tell the truth. Cooperate with parents, law enforcement, the media. They did not act and if Brian actually died, it would be blood on their hands.


scooter-maniac

Do you know how many innocent people are in prison for telling the truth without their lawyer? Like 100s of thousands.


littlebhat

The Laundries are the ones who decided this was a situation that required a lawyer, long before Brian was charged with any crimes. That was a decision they made based on what they knew at the time and what they were afraid was going to happen next. Something happened that made them think Brian would be in legal jeopardy and this is how they chose to handle that situation. They chose to do this before talking to the other family. You can think this was a good idea or a bad idea but the point is it isn't something that happened to them it was a choice they made.


scooter-maniac

Every interaction with investigators requires lawyers. Every single one, innocent or not.


littlebhat

Sure, it's a smart idea to have legal counsel when you're dealing with the criminal legal system. But trying to escape consequences for killing someone is a moral choice and helping your son try to escape legal consequences is a moral choice. They were within their legal rights to do so. They also would have been within their legal rights to tell their lawyer that they wanted to come clean to the authorities or to the Petito family. That was an option they had and they chose differently. We don't have to act like this outcome was destined to occur, they are the ones who were in the driver's seat here.


scooter-maniac

>to escape consequences for killing someone is a moral choice and helping your son try to escape legal consequences is a moral choice You don't know that happened >They also would have been within their legal rights to tell their lawyer that they wanted to come clean to the authorities or to the Petito family. Come clean with what? You don't know if they knew anything


geoemrick

The Laundrie family lawyered up, didn’t help the Petito family, went totally silent, EARLY....we’re talking before she was reported missing. That tells me they know more than they’ve revealed, and that they’ve hindered this investigation.


scooter-maniac

If she wasn't reported missing, how would anyone know they lawyered up? How would the Petitos even contact the laundries? Landline? Where is the proof this happened? I heard about the petitos trying to contact the laundries AFTER they knew something happened, but at that point they were being instructed by their lawyer.


hiddenjaws

OMG THIS THIS THIS. You described it so well!!!!!!!!!! I love the way you laid it out there!!


gzs90

Yes, the parents didn’t choose to raise a murderer, they didn’t kill her. They most likely had absolutely no idea the magnitude of what happened. They stayed quiet because anything they said could’ve implicated their son and sent him into death row. I can’t help but just feel so sorry for everyone involved. It’s a real tragedy that two lives are lost. And I’m not defending his parents at all, but if they didn’t know the full story this would’ve hit them like a ton of bricks. Let them mourn in peace.