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Gabby Petito case: Parents of Brian Laundrie MIA during trial hearing

The legal battle between the parents of Brian Laundry and Gabby Petito keep on going.

June 22, Christopher and Roberta Laundry did not attend the first hearing of the civil lawsuit brought against them by the Petito family, by People. The couple were not legally required to attend the hearing – which will determine whether the case goes to trial – but Gabby’s parents Joseph Petito and Nichole Schmidt were present.

During the hearing, the judge Hunter Carroll heard arguments from both lawyers and then said he expected to make a decision within the next two weeks, CNN reports.

E ! News has reached out to the Laundrie family attorney for comment.

In March, the Petito family filed a lawsuit against Laundries for allegedly helping their son try to cover up Gabby’s death.

In their complaint, Gabby’s parents allege that Christopher and Roberta “kept Brian Laundrie’s whereabouts a secret” and “arranged for him to leave the country” after he disappeared in September while searching for Gabby, then disappeared. They are seeking “compensation for the damages they suffered” as well as additional reparations, according to the docs.


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