Gabby Petito’s mom says daughter’s killer ‘wanted to look like the good guy'
Gabby Petito’s mother has announced a $100,000 donation to help combat domestic violence and aid victims as the anniversary of her daughter's death nears.
Gabby Petito’s mother has announced a $100,000 donation to help combat domestic violence and aid victims, and described her daughter’s killer Brian Laundrie as someone who "wanted to look like the good guy."
Nicole Schmidt said the donation from the Gabby Petito Foundation to the National Domestic Violence Hotline will help other victims like her daughter caught in turbulent relationships get help.
“Our story begins because of a domestic violence tragedy and we don’t want to see that happen to anybody else,” Schmidt said on the “TODAY” show in an interview that aired Thursday.
The donation comes as the first anniversary of her daughter’s death approaches.
Gabby Petito was killed by her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, last year, after the pair had embarked on a cross-country trip living out of a van, investigators said.