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The public “shocked” by the remarks of Gabby Petito’s mother

The mother of Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old who was allegedly killed in the summer of 2021 by her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, showed up at CrimeCon this week, and Fox News describes an audience “shocked” by what ‘she had to do. say. “I speak for myself here when I say Brian, I forgive you,” Nichole Schmidt told a packed auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. “I needed to break free from the chains of anger and bitterness, and I refuse to let your despicable act define the rest of my life.”

However, Schmidt does not give absolution to one person: Laundrie’s mother, Roberta Laundrie, who Schmidt and other family members say knew about Petito’s murder and helped her son cover it up and to flee the law before committing suicide. Florida. “You don’t deserve forgiveness,” Schmidt said of Roberta Laundrie. “You deserve to be forgotten.” Petito’s mother called Roberta Laundrie “the mastermind who broke your family and mine with your bad ways,” adding: “I don’t see any empathy in your eyes.” No remorse in your heart and no desire to take responsibility for your actions. »

Tara Petito, Gabby Petito’s stepmother, also spoke at CrimeCon, and she wasn’t as ready to forgive Brian Laundie. “Only someone with real evil in their heart would do such a thing,” she said of the late Laundrie’s behavior after Gabby Petito’s murder, including going on a camping trip with her parents, sister and his children, according to Fox. In February, the Petito family and Brian Laundrie’s family “reluctantly” reached a settlement over the Petito family’s allegations that the Petito family intentionally inflicted emotional distress on the part of the laundries. Details of the deal have been kept secret. (More stories from Gabby Petito.)