Brian Peixoto was convicted in 1996 for the murder of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son Christopher Affonso, Jr., and sentenced to life in prison in Massachusetts. Peixoto’s supporters state that the child died from injuries sustained during a fall, not from child abuse, and they have four nationally and internationally recognized medical experts that support their claims. New expert evidence makes it clear that Brian Peixoto was wrongfully convicted.
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Update 8/26/2021: Brian Peixoto case update: Back in Court!
that so far we have had the cooperation of the DA’s office as there has been no opposition to the motions filed. We are hopeful that this is a strong indication that everyone is finally ready to learn what actually happened and why Brian is factually innocent. We look forward to a continued, cooperative effort in pursuit of the truth. Read more >>
Boston Magazine Investigative Report
Boston Magazine takes an in-depth look at the Brian Peixoto case, in an investigative report titled: “Brian Peixoto’s Final Appeal”, which is published in their February 2016 issue. The report is also available online here: www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2016/02/07/brian-peixoto-final-appeal.
December 17, 2014: Convicting science proven wrong, but Brian Peixoto left behind
“I do not think that you can get a fair child abuse trial before a jury anywhere in the country…I do not care how sophisticated or law smart jurors are, when they hear that a child has been abused, a piece of their mind closes up, and this goes for the judge, the jurors, and all of us.”
– Abner Mivka, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit 1990