They released an unpublished photo of Gabby Petito with injuries to her face days before she was murdered by her boyfriend
This is an image that would demonstrate the violence that the young woman suffered from her partner and that the police dismissed despite a complaint< /i>
The defense of Gabby Petito released a new piece of key evidence in the investigation (Parker and McConkie)
The crime of the young woman Gabby Petito at the hands of her partner Brian Laundrie shockedthe United States. While the investigation continues its course in the Court, Petito's defense released evidence that could be key to the case that the family is bringing against the Moab Police, for wrongdoing in the face of this violence.
The law firm of Parker & McConkie released a never-before-seen image of the young woman's face with bruises and blood stains indicating domestic violencesuffered during the trip across the country in a van with Laundrie. The civil complaint details: “Gabby took a photograph of his wound that shows blood from his nose and left eye.”
The photo, as it was learned, was taken from the Petito's phone number on August 12, 2021, the same day the couple was detained by a police patrol. That day, a witness reported seeing Laundrie hit the bloggernear a Moonflower Co-op organic grocery store on the main street in the city of Moab. According to Delcaró later, they had argued because he got into the truck with dirty feet.
Given the fact, the person notified the police< b> around 4:30 p.m., seven minutes before Petito took the photo with his cell phone, at exactly 4:37 p.m., according to Fox News Digital that it was learned when recovering device data.
The video released by the Police of the moment in which the couple is stopped on the road
However, when they were stopped by the police on the side of the road, the officers would have ignored the injuries of the young Video released by the local Police Department shows the officer who stopped the van for speeding with Petito in a state of distress. “We have been fighting this morning. Some personal issues,” Laundrie explained, to which she replied, “I have OCD really bad and he was just cleaning and fixing and I was apologizing to him saying I'm so bad because sometimes I have OCD and I get frustrated.”
However, according to the family's lawyers, Petito subsequently showed the injuries to Officer Eric Pratt but he ignored them and “did nothing further to investigate or document the injury.”
According to the defense , Petito showed the officers his injuries but they ignored him
“The photo shows the previously noted cut on his left cheek as well as blood from his forehead through his left eye and left cheek and over her nose, indicating that she was grabbed by the face in such a way thathis airway was probably obstructed,” they continued from Parker & McConkie adding that “Gabby documented the injury and, during the stop, attempted to tell the Moab officers. Despite the seriousness and significance of these types of assaults and injuries, they were completely ignored.”
From the Moab Police Department they assured that an external investigation exposed that both Pratt and his partner Daniel Robbins made “unintentional errors” that day and were separated from their charges. However, no charges were filed against him despite the obligation to make an arrest or issue a citation under Utah statute.
In front of the officers, Laundrie victimized herself and showed scratches on her face and arm, caused by Gabby
Pettito's defense pointed out, on the other hand, that the couple of officers also erred in pointing out the young woman as< b> “predominant offender” in the Moonflower episode as Laundrie victimized herself and showed scratches on her face and arm, caused by Gabby “when she tried to take my keys” and “hit me with her phone”.
“Moab police did not recognize the violent grabbing of Gabby's face and the obstruction of her nose, mouth, and airway as a critical precursor to her eventual death by strangulation that it happened shortly thereafter,” the lawyers noted.
“Moab police failed to listen to Gabby, investigate her injuries and the severity of the assault, and failed to follow their own training, policies and Utah Laws,” they concluded.