Dog the Bounty Hunter update – Brian Laundrie’s lawyer slams Dog & John Walsh amid his honeymoon hunt with Francie Frane

Dog the Bounty Hunter update – Brian Laundrie’s lawyer slams Dog & John Walsh amid his honeymoon hunt with Francie Frane

DOG the Bounty Hunter was slammed by Brian Laundrie's lawyer as his honeymoon hunt with Francia Frane continues.

"Dusty relics like that Dog and John Walsh need a tragic situation like this so they can clear the cobwebs off their names and give their publicity-hungry egos some food," attorney Steve Bertolino said in an interview with Fox News. 

The 68-year-old reality star reportedly paused his honeymoon so he could join the search for Brian Laundrie.

Dog told The Sun: “We came down to Florida for our honeymoon because Francie was born there.  

“I asked her before we got married, where would you like to go? And she said 'To Florida to put my feet in the sand, and my ocean.'"

Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, said they were following the Brian Laundrie case “because of what was happening, because they went through Colorado and were close to us. So we followed it then all of a sudden all my fans are like ‘Dog Dog Dog this is up your alley!'” 

He said during their honeymoon in Florida, he felt the pull to join the search. 

The Bounty Hunter previously uncovered "terrifying" information on Brian Laundrie's Facebook page, and revealed to The Sun he fears Laundrie could be a "serial killer."

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, he said of Laundrie, "I'm thinking more and more about him being maybe a serial killer, not just a killer of Gabby."

Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, explained that he relies heavily on social media profiles when tracking down fugitives.

The art on Brian's Facebook page was deeply disturbing, Dog said.

He said: "There are pictures of demonic angels standing there with the sword, and the throat bleeding. There is blood squirting from their eyes."

Dog said he believes Laundrie "didn't just become a killer overnight," but rather through a culmination of "demonic" things he was exposed to.

Gabby Petito's body was found in Grand Teton National park on September 19, eight days after her family reported her missing.

Teton County Coroner Dr Brent Blue confirmed that Gabby Petito died by strangulation during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. 

Read our Dog the Bounty Hunter live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    'AIDED AND ABETTED A MURDERER'

    Dog the Bounty Hunter said Gabby's autopsy makes the Laundrie family look bad.

    "The corner's report is not good for the entire Laundrie family. Brian's only chance is to turn himself in – he cannot run forever," Dog said.

    "The Laundrie's have stonewalled Gabby's family because they knew what Brian had done. And it looks like they helped him run.

    "And now it seems like, based on the [autopsy] report and coupled with their behavior, that they have most likely aided and abetted a murderer."

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    DOG SAYS 'STRANGULATION IS NOT AN ACCIDENT'

    The reality TV investigator made the remarks in an interview with WFLA  just hours after Gabby's autopsy was released by Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue.

    "Strangulation is not an accident," he continued. "Right now it looks very bad for the Laundrie family."

    Dog then urged Brian to "make a deal" with investigators and "turn yourself in now."

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    SABOTAGING THE SEARCH?

    Former FBI special agent for 20 years Matthew Young slammed Dog the Bounty Hunter in an interview with the New York Post.

    “He sounds like he’s going out there trying to dig around for information that could, at times, sabotage what law enforcement is doing,” he said.

    “Often, it’s not helpful to law enforcement techniques and operations.”

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    MEXICO ARREST

    Dog was arrested in Mexico when he was famously hunting Andrew Luster, who had escaped to Puerto Vallarta, after being charged with multiple sexual assaults using the date-rape drug GHB.

    Duane tracked him down but was stopped at the US/Mexico border by Mexican authorities because bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico.

    After being arrested in Mexico, Dog paid the bail to get out of Mexican prison for both himself and his crew. However, they escaped Mexico for the US, making them fugitives themselves.

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    CAN'T OWN A GUN

    Because Dog has served prison time for a murder charge, he is forbidden from ever owning a firearm, which is why he uses a taser when his colleagues brandish guns.

    While he was serving time in Texas, he prevented a prison break-out, tackling an inmate to the ground, saving the prisoner from being shot by guards.

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER

    As a young biker, Dog was sat waiting in a car when his friend accidentally shot and killed 69-year-old Jerry Oliver, an alleged pimp and drug dealer, while they were fighting over a cannabis deal.

    Although Dog played no direct role in the murder, he was tried for the crime under Texas rules that anyone involved indirectly in a killing can be held responsible.

    He was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to five years behind bars in Texas State Penitentiary – a conviction which understandably turned his entire life upside down.

    He was released after serving just a year and a half of his sentence and chose a career on the other side of the law.

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS DOG CAPTURED?

    According to an interview published in The New York Times back in January of 2020, Chapman has captured over 10,000 fugitives throughout his career.

    He is best known for his successful capture of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster in Mexico back in 2003.

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    DOG ON WHETHER BRIAN IS COMMUNICATING WITH HIS PARENTS

    The reality star speculated on whether Brian Laundrie could be communicating with his parents.

    "If Brian is communicating with his parents through their lawyer, we've got a problem [with the] lawyer," he said.

    "This client right privileges [have] gone a little bit too far. I really don't think the lawyer is that stupid.

    "I do think … he might be like, 'I don't want to hear that [or], 'You can't tell me that kind of stuff,' because he's come up with a few lies that I discovered, where they were where the sister was," Dog alleged.

    "They were still here on the night and the next day."

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    WHAT WOULD DOG SAY TO BRIAN'S PARENTS?

    Dog told The Sun what he planned to say to Brian Laundrie's family when he first knocked on their door.

    "I know what it is to have a son in jail, and I know every time they hear an ambulance there or siren, we can't tell the difference," Dog said.

    "I know a lot of things that, over the 40 years of experience I have catching criminals, that I know what to tell a parent.

    "Fifty to 70 percent of the parents don't tell me where they're at," Dog continued.

    "They will sit right there and lie to me like crazy. After I capture their son or daughter and then they say, 'Dog, we knew.'

    "And I say, 'I know.' And then they say, 'What do you expect? It's my child."

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    WILL DOG'S FOOTAGE OF THE LAUNDRIE SEARCH BE USED FOR TV?

    As far as allegations that he is using the video he is capturing along the way in his search for Brian, Dog admits at some point, it may be used in a show, but that he’s not currently producing a show.  

    “You guys know shooting a show, you get three camera guys, at least two sound guys, a producer, a showrunner and a light guy. We got Francie herself. And my brother Nick, who's been with me many years.” 

    “No, we're not putting this together for a show. Now would we use some of it? Absolutely. This is good stuff,” Dog added. 

  • G. P. Rodriguez

    DOG DENIES HE PITCHED A SHOW ABOUT LAUNDRIE SEARCH

    Dog has denied claims that he has pitched a show on the search for Brian Laundrie to the A&E network, calling the rumors an "outright lie". 

    During an exclusive sit-down with The Sun, Dog said “Anything about us ever going to A&E, that is a lie. Will this search cause us to get a show? I doubt it.” 

    The reality star said that while he dismisses claims he is pitching a new show, he affirms that they “got good ratings everywhere. So, is it going to be easy for us to show? Absolutely.” 

  • H. J. Hayes

    NORTH PORT POLICE REFUTE CAMPSITE REPORTS

    Investigators appeared to refute the alleged finding of a fresh campsite at the Carlton Reserve.

    Josh Taylor, a spokesperson for the North Port Police Department, told CNN: “No campsite was found out there.

    “Is it possible that they thought that there might be a campsite out there or something they may have seen from the air but when they got on the ground that’s not what it turned out to be?"

    “Sure, I think that’s a possibility," Taylor added.

  • H. J. Hayes

    DOG SAID BRIAN TOOK MURDER BOOKS 'TO HEART'

    Dog said that he and his team build a profile of the fugitive they are trying to catch, honing in on their interests and hobbies.

    He told The Sun: “I’m thinking more and more about him being maybe a serial killer, not just a killer of Gabby. The books he read are unbelievable.”

    Dog recalled that he would get “mad” at his kids for reading the Dungeon and Dragons stories as he’s a believer in Jesus.

    The reality TV star claimed: “A couple of the books that he's been reading are 10 times worse than Dungeon and Dragons. This kid, Brian has taken those books, obviously to heart."

    “And this is what happens when your kid is looking at those kinds of things.

    “He just overnight just didn't become a killer. A killer is made, and he is built to be or she, a killer.

  • H. J. Hayes

    DOG: CHRIS LAUNDRIE JOINED THE SEARCH FOR HIS SON 'TOO LATE'

    He said: "So Chris, the father, went out looking for Brian, the son. It's a little too late. Don't you think?"

    Dog also said parents of suspects usually only help in negotiations.

    He added: "I have heard when they go get a parent, like the son is robbing a bank and they want to negotiate for the kid to come out so they will get mom and mom talks to the kid."

    "I've never heard of the police departments, and I'm sure it wasn't the FBI, that take the father on the ride-along.

    "You know that's like, well, they get must out some good friends."

  • H. J. Hayes

    DOG COMPARES BRIAN TO 'WIFE-KILLER' SCOTT PETERSON

    The reality TV star said that Chris Laundrie joining the hunt for his son last week "fits the MO of most people that…are guilty of something."

    Dog told The Sun: "Most of the guys that kill their wives and their family, they hide up for three or four days and then protesters start and the rumors start.

    "And people are ‘Well, Scott Peterson, if you don't know where she's at, why aren't you out there helping?’"

    Peterson was found guilty of murdering his eight-month pregnant wife Laci and unborn son in 2002.

  • H. J. Hayes

    DOG LOST HIS DAUGHTER AT 23

    The 68-year-old told The Sun through tears that Gabby’s father lost his daughter and that “she was the same age as Barbara Katy” who Dog lost in a tragic car accident at 23-years-old. 

    “Dog, Dog, Dog the ‘D’ is in the sky,” Dog said, as he grew more emotional.  

     He said the pull to jump into the search was just too much. 

    “Then we came down here and I said to Francie ‘Honey, it’s eight hours away. Honey, I need it so bad. My skin is crawling, I’m getting goose bumps. I’m having those dreams FREEZE I GOT YOU BOY! I’m having those kinds of dreams Francie.” 

  • H. J. Hayes

    HOW HIS PRISON SENTENCE CHANGED DOG'S LIFE

    Dog was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to five years behind bars in Texas State Penitentiary – a conviction which understandably turned his entire life upside down

    For instance, he is forbidden from ever owning a firearm, which is why he uses a taser when his colleagues brandish guns.

    He was released after serving just a year and a half of his sentence and chose a career on the other side of the law.

  • H. J. Hayes

    WHY DID DOG GO TO PRISON?

    In 1976, Dog was convicted of first-degree murder relating to the death of Jerry Oliver in Pampa, Texas.

    As a young biker, Dog was waiting in a car when his friend accidentally shot and killed 69-year-old Oliver, an alleged pimp and drug dealer, while they were fighting over a cannabis deal.

    Although Dog played no direct role in the murder, he was tried for the crime under Texas rules that anyone involved indirectly in a killing can be held responsible.

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  • H. J. Hayes

    DOG ‘DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT,’ SAYS BERTOLINO

    Last week, Dog accused Brian’s attorney of unsolicited attacks against him and his pursuit to help bring his client to justice.

    “That Dog doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Steven Bertolino said in a statement.

     

  • H. J. Hayes

    HOW MUCH HAS THE SEARCH FOR BRIAN LAUNDRIE COST?

    The 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve is home to alligators, venomous snakes, Florida panthers, and bears.

    It’s thought that millions of dollars have already been spent on the operation.

    Search and rescue expert Mike Hadsell told the Daily Mail: “I can accurately estimate they are spending $200,000 a day on this search.”

  • H. J. Hayes

    DOG INTERRUPTED HONEYMOON FOR BRIAN SEARCH

    The bounty hunter opened up about interrupting his honeymoon with his new wife to work on the Brian Laundrie case.

    He said: "We came down to Florida for our honeymoon because Francie was born there.  

    “I asked her before we got married, where would you like to go? And she said 'To Florida to put my feet in the sand, and my ocean.'"

  • H. J. Hayes

    DOG: 'I KNOW A LOT OF THINGS' TO SAY TO PARENTS

    Dog told The Sun what he planned to say to Brian Laundrie's family when he first knocked on their door.

    "I know what it is to have a son in jail, and I know every time they hear an ambulance there or siren, we can't tell the difference," Dog said.

    "I know a lot of things that, over the 40 years of experience I have catching criminals, that I know what to tell a parent."

    "Fifty to 70 percent of the parents don't tell me where they're at," Dog continued.

    "They will sit right there and lie to me like crazy. After I capture their son or daughter and then they say, 'Dog, we knew.'

    "And I say, 'I know.' And then they say, 'What do you expect? It's my child."

  • H. J. Hayes

    DOG DENIES RUMORS THAT BRIAN SEARCH IS FOR NEW TV SHOW

    During an exclusive sit-down with The Sun, Dog said “Anything about us ever going to A&E, that is a lie. Will this search cause us to get a show? I doubt it.”

    The reality star said that while he dismisses claims he is pitching a new show, he affirms that they “got good ratings everywhere. So, is it going to be easy for us to show? Absolutely.” 

    As far as allegations that he is using the video he is capturing along the way in his search for Brian, Dog admits at some point, it may be used in a show, but that he’s not currently producing a show.  

    “You guys know shooting a show, you get three camera guys, at least two sound guys, a producer, a showrunner and a light guy. We got Francie herself. And my brother Nick, who's been with me many years.” 

    “No, we're not putting this together for a show. Now would we use some of it? Absolutely. This is good stuff,” Dog added. 

  • H. J. Hayes

    BRIAN'S BETRAYAL: MOM THOUGHT GABBY'S FIANCE WOULD 'TAKE CARE OF HER'

    "I felt safe because she was with Brian and felt she would be OK," Nichole said.

    "I thought he would take care of her."

    Almost every day, Nichole said Gabby would text, Facetime, or send her pictures to her parents.

    She said: "I loved getting the updates and was in awe with what she was doing. It was just amazing."

  • H. J. Hayes

    GABBY'S MOM: BRIAN IS 'NOT INSANE'

    In an interview with 60 minutes, Gabby's mom Nichole said: "He is a coward. "I just want to get him in a cell for the rest of his life."

    "I don’t want to say he is insane or anything, he went home, he’s hiding, he used her credit card."

    "I mean, that’s not someone who has gone crazy. He knows what he is doing."

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