Former attorney for family of man accused of killing Gabby Petito files response to 3rd amended complaint

 The amended complaint claims the Petito/Schmidts' allegation of "severe emotional distress" was "pre-existing" in the lawsuit. In the latest in the Gabby Petito case, Steven Bertolino, the former attorney for Brian Laundrie's family, has filed a response. Now the third amended complaint in the case by the murder victim's family.
According to the new filing, Bertolino claims that Gabby Petito's mother, Nicole Schmidt, met Chris and Roberta Laundrie only briefly once, denying that the families ever maintained a "cordial relationship."

Bertolino also claimed that Laundries was receiving death threats because of the affair.

The response claims that Petito/Schmitz's "severe emotional distress" was "already alleged" in the lawsuit, so Bertolino cannot be blamed for it.

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Gabby's family is suing Laundrie for emotional distress in connection with the death of Gabby Petito during a 2021 road trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. In their civil suit, they claimed that Bertolino's statements on Laundries' behalf caused them "mental pain and suffering" at a time when they were searching for their daughter.

Petito's family has been involved in a legal battle against Laundrie's parents for more than a year, alleging they knew their son had killed Petito.

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In November 2022, a Florida judge ruled in favor of Petito's family in a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of Brian Laundrie, awarding Petito's mother $3 million.

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Gabby's death was ruled a homicide after her remains were found inside a national forest in Wyoming.

The FBI says that Brian Laundrie wrote in a notebook before taking his own life that he was responsible for Gabby's death.

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