Brian Laundrie ‘extremely likely’ to face extra fees: Florida prosecutor

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Additional legal fees in opposition to Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie are “extremely likely” within the dying of Gabby Petito — if he’s discovered alive, a Sunshine State prosecutor says.

“That’s coming,” mentioned David Aronberg, the state legal professional for Palm Beach County, including that Laundrie’s choice to flee may also harm his case if he’s ever caught and charged.

“At trial, his flight can come back to haunt him because the prosecutors can point to that,” Aronberg mentioned throughout a latest interview with News Nation Now.

“In fact, it’s even in some jury instructions that says that if you flee, that is consciousness of guilt and juries hate it when you flee,” he mentioned.

Laundrie, 23, has been on the run since his dad and mom mentioned he left their North Port dwelling and went for a hike on Sept. 14 and by no means returned.

He refused to cooperate with police after returning dwelling from the couple’s ill-fated cross-country journey with out Petito, a 22-year-old Long Island native, on Sept. 1.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg has said that Brian Laundrie could face even more charges once he is caught.
State Attorney Dave Aronberg has mentioned Brian Laundrie might face much more fees as soon as he’s caught.
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FBI agents talks with a North Port officer while they collect evidence from the family home of Brian Laundrie.
An FBI agent talks with North Port officers whereas they gather proof from the household dwelling of Brian Laundrie.
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FBI agents take away evidence from the home of Brian Laundrie to use in the manhunt.
FBI brokers take away proof from the house of Brian Laundrie to make use of within the manhunt.
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Attorney Dave Aronberg also stated that Brian Laundries' parents, Chris and Roberta Laundrie, could also ultimately be implicated.
Attorney Dave Aronberg additionally said that Brian Laundrie’s dad and mom, Chris and Roberta, might additionally finally be implicated.
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Petito’s physique was discovered at a Wyoming campground on Sept. 19, with a coroner declaring her dying a murder — though the trigger has not been launched.

The FBI has led a large manhunt for Laundrie and raided the Laundrie dwelling final month, returning at the least twice extra for proof.

Although Laundrie has not been charged in her dying, he’s the topic of a federal fraud warrant out of Wyoming for allegedly utilizing another person’s financial institution card to pocket at the least $1,000 in money and merchandise.

Brian Laundrie has been missing since he left home on September 14, 2021 for a hike. He is now the target of a massive manhunt.
Brian Laundrie has been lacking since he left dwelling on September 14, 2021, for a hike. He is now the goal of a large manhunt.
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The feds haven’t revealed if it was Petito’s card.

According to Aronberg, Laundrie’s dad and mom, Chris and Roberta, might additionally finally be implicated within the case if it seems they helped their son flee or cowl up against the law.

“The parents of Brian Laundrie, they have done everything possible to incriminate themselves in the court of public opinion,” the prosecutors mentioned. “But within the courtroom of the legislation, that’s completely different.

“Under the law, to be charged as an accessory after the fact, you need to know that Brian committed a crime and then you have to do something to prevent his punishment or his arrest,” he mentioned.

“So, for example, if they sanitized the van, that’ll get them hooked for a crime,” he added. “If they hid evidence, if they bought him a plane ticket to get out of town because they knew he was involved in a crime, then you would see prosecutors getting ready to file charges right away. But we don’t have that evidence yet.”