Brian Laundrie’s Confession - what it really reveals
Brain Laundrie’s written confession that he killed Gabby Petito has been made public.
You can read it in full here, be warned it may be difficult for some people to read.
I’ve been asked for my thoughts on the words in it. I don’t intend to do a full analysis, but I have a couple of observations to share.
His confession is all about control. I noted at the time Gabby was missing that Laundrie was very big on control.
Look at what he tried to control in these words:
How we see him. He wants us to see him as a loving person and someone who admits his mistakes.
The narrative on how Gabby met her death.
How we treat others like his family and Gabby’s family.
Even his punishment, he controlled how he paid for killing Gabby, not society.
I don’t believe his version of events around how Gabby died. Her injuries occur conveniently “off-stage” and there is no detail on how she got them. His description of those injuries and the suffering they were causing it also vague and distant. There is nothing here that convinces me this is a truthful statement as to what happened.
The only part I find believable is that she was cold and in pain. Is it possible he caused the pain and inflicted the injuries on her? Yes. The fact he goes to great lengths to tell us he doesn’t know the exact injuries she has suggests this is possible.
That’s it. Brian Laundrie, a liar, controlling, and most importantly a killer. Gabby was truly unlucky such a man was in her life.
What do you spot in his words? Have a discussion in the comments below.