Posted 8 days ago
FIRST ON FOX: The lawyer for slain travel blogger Gabby Petito’s parents has requested phone records from AT&T regarding her suspected killer Brian Laundrie and his parents from the second half of 2021.
Petito’s parents, Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt, have accused the Laundries of knowing that their son murdered his former fiancée and traveling partner -- and of being aware of the location of her remains but refusing to speak.
The family’s Florida attorney Pat Reilly is seeking "copies of all phone bills and phone records to include lists of phone calls made, text messages exchanged, the substance of text messages, for the time period July 2, 2021 through November 23, 2021 for any numbers for Christopher Laundrie, Roberta Laundrie or Brian Laundrie," according to a new court filing.
Petito and Laundrie set off on their cross-country "van life" tour of national and state parks in her Ford Transit van in early June of that year. Their first major stop came at Monument Rocks in Kansas on July. 4.
The records could potentially shed new light on what the Laundries were discussing before and after the slaying, and whether their son admitted to the crime.
"[It’s] all part of the discovery process," Steve Bertolino, one of the Laundries’ lawyers, told Fox News Digital regarding the AT&T subpoena Thursday. "We already gave him all the information we had in our possession."
Read the court filing (App users go here):
Last month, Petito and Schmidt’s attorney alleged that Roberta Laundrie offered to lend her son a shovel following the slaying — while her legal team says it was written before the couple left on their road trip.
The relationship appeared to sour months into the trip, and police in Utah responded to a report of domestic violence alleging that Laundrie hit Petito outside an organic grocer in Moab on Aug. 12. There were no arrests, but officers split the couple up for the night.
She last spoke with her mother on the phone on Aug. 25.... (Read more)