Gabby Petito's family in mediation with Brian Laundrie's parents for emotional distress lawsuit

Gabby Petito's family is suing Brian Laundrie's parents for emotional distress, alleging the Laundries knew their son killed his fiancée during a 2021 road trip and intentionally withheld that information. Read more on Yahoo News.

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- There's an update in the case of Gabby Petito, the missing 22-year-old who is believed to have been killed by her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, during a road trip through Wyoming. Both of their families are in mediation this week as they try to resolve a lawsuit claiming Laundrie's parents knew their son killed his fiancé before his death. Court documents released just last week show the Laundries spoke to Brian three weeks before Gabby's remains were found. In that phone call, he reportedly told them she was gone and that he'd need a lawyer. But both parents deny being told he actually killed her.

Gabby Petito's family is seeking more than $300,000 in damages, accusing the Laundries of not only knowing their son had killed their daughter, but also knowing the location of her body while making statements to the press about the search. The Laundries argue that their statements at the time were their sincere wishes and say the case would seriously undermine their constitutional right to remain silent. If mediation is unsuccessful, the case is scheduled to go to trial in May.