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The Brian Peixoto Case: Did Misdiagnosis Lead To Wrongful Conviction?

This week, Injustice Anywhere Radio discussed the Brian Peixoto case in Massachusetts with advocate Lisa Munger.

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 was 26 years old at the time of his arrest. He had been dating the 3-year-old’s mother Ami Sneed for about 3 months at the time of the child’s death. Sneed had recently been staying at his home.

The State’s medical examiner determined during autopsy that the child died from blunt head trauma leading investigators to suspect child abuse. Peixoto and Sneed immediately became their lead suspects. After being pressured by police, and giving up to eight different versions of events, Sneed provided a statement implicating Peixoto.

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. Peixoto also has the support of the Massachusetts CPCS Innocence Program.

 Please visit www.brianpeixoto.com to learn more about this case.

 

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