Roberta dismissed the unusual examples of delivering a “file” to jail in a baked cake and burying a body as “phrases,” as she doubled-down on her position that she wrote the letter to “convey to him how much he meant to me and how much I loved him.”
Brian’s mother claimed the letter was based on childhood books Little Bear and The Runaway Bunny, as well as a writing prompt journal she gifted Brian and Gabby called Burn After Writing.
“Brian, Gabby and I often joked about this book and the importance of being able to express yourself,” Roberta said in the statement. “That is why I wrote ‘Burn After Reading’ on the envelope, and I knew that Brian would know what that meant. I am now appreciative that he actually kept it.”