A judge has delayed the civil trial between the families of Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie until spring of 2024.
However, before the trial can begin, two key decisions must be made.
The first decision involves whether a previous lawyer for the Laundrie family should be included in the suit, while the second decision involves whether a letter from Brian’s mother that included the phrase “Burn After Reading” should be allowed as evidence.
The Petito family believes that the Laundrie family knew about Gabby’s death but pretended that she was still alive in public.
The Laundrie family’s lawyers have not yet seen the evidence that convinced the Petito family of their knowledge.
Additionally, the Laundrie family’s attorneys have requested a file on how the initial case was investigated from the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act.
The civil trial is expected to move slowly, and it remains to be seen whether it will result in justice for Gabby Petito or vindication for Brian Laundrie’s parents.