‘I ended her life’: Brian Laundrie’s confession note revealed as he claimed he wanted to ‘take away’ Gabby Petito’s pain

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Brian Laundrie claimed he wanted to “take away” Gabby Petito’s pain in a confession note found beside his remains.

Fox News obtained the notebook in which Laundrie admitted killing Ms Petito, which revealed he perversely claimed the killing was “merciful”.

“I ended her life," Laundrie wrote in a notebook recovered by the FBI from the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park alongside Laundrie’s body on 20 October 2021.

“I thought it was merciful, that it is what she wanted, but I see now all the mistakes I made. I panicked. I was in shock. But from the moment I decided I took away her pain, I knew I couldn't go on without her.”

A coroner ruled Ms Petito died by manual strangulation. Her body was found on the border of the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on 19 September after a month-long, nationwide, missing persons enquiry.

He also wrote: “From the moment I decided, took away her pain, I knew I couldn’t go on without her.”

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