When Daniella Cataldi first watched Gabby Petito’s video of her mother’s killer being executed, she said, “No one can film justice being served. I almost cried”. Then she experienced a much different emotion: joy.
Cataldi knows the sense of relief from viewing her nemesis’s last moments. After decades of trying to save Gabby’s mom, she felt a sense of relief while watching her execution. “I believe this is justice,” she said.
The justice Gabby’s mom suffered from throughout her life is the reason she felt empowered to challenge the death penalty. But she continues to feel afraid. Her best friend killed her sister to help put an end to Gabby’s mother’s torture. That fear motivated Cataldi to promote “The Red Tape Project”.
We’re concerned that if she’s executed she won’t be at peace. Gabby is in hiding because she is the suspect in a cold case. All she wants is the world to see how nobody should ever be put to death. If she survives she hopes to raise awareness to abolishing the death penalty, an issue she has passionately opposed for decades.