October 2015

Hello to everyone,

It’s been a while since I’ve last written. It has been a very long summer and I’ve been trying to keep my mind busy. Along with everyone else, I’ve been very anxious and looking forward to filing with the court. It can be difficult sometimes to stay positive and patient. I’m ready to go home.

Meanwhile…I’ve been trying to stay busy with school work and dog training. I’m taking my final college correspondence course. Once I’ve completed it, I will be only two credits shy of getting my degree. My dream is to complete my last class on the Boston University campus and to graduate with a degree in Sociology. I have been working towards this degree for eight years.

Things are progressing with the legal work and we are creeping forward. The private investigator has been hard at work with interviews and uncovering new evidence supporting my innocence which neither myself nor my attorney were aware of at the time my case went to trial.  In addition, Jen has been working tirelessly preparing a motion for new trial based on newly discovered evidence. The whole team has been amazing. It has been nothing short of jaw dropping what has been uncovered and I think there will be little doubt about what I’ve been saying for nearly 20 years: I am innocent!

An update on Dancer…she’s still with me. She was supposed to go this past August but plans were changed. The program here at the prison got a new trainer. The trainer wanted to have Dancer “re-evaluated.” So, in September Dancer went back to the NEADS facility for another two week evaluation. Of course, she did great. The plan remains the same-that she becomes a therapy dog, which means that she will be placed with a clinical therapist and will work under clinical therapeutic circumstances. For example, in situations where children are being treated for psychological disorders or have been the victim of abuse, Dancer would be used as a therapeutic tool to put the child at ease and to comfort and console. This, I believe, is the best possible job for Dancer. No matter how down or discouraged I feel, Dancer always manages to make me smile. However, because they want to find the perfect client for Dancer, she may be with me for another couple of months. Fine with me.

Happy Fall Amber! (~1993)

Happy Fall Amber! (~1993)

Finally, I want to once again thank everyone for their kind words and support. It has been a tough summer but all of your messages of encouragement have gotten me through. Please know that I love you all and never tire of hearing your messages. Thank you to everyone. We are One Day Closer…



6 thoughts on “October 2015

  1. Vickie fetterman

    Brian as always it is great to read your posts. Your strength and positive attitude always shine through. I rejoice with you and your loved ones that your case is moving forward in a positive manner. My son is also hoping to begin college corespondonse courses in 2016. Sometimes its hard to even write a date because it is a painful reminder of time going by; I imagine you understand that completly.I wish you all the best and blessings to you. Sincerely, Vickie Fetterman

  2. Joyce coute

    Brian, I again am very moved by your steady heart and mind. I know that you live on a roller coaster of events that can be accelerating and frustrating at the same time. Not having the opportunity to fully express to anyone what you are feeling amazes me. I didn’t know at the time you were born that the name we chose for you meant “strong/strength” but you have shown those very qualities to their fullest measure. One day closer to home love you honey Mom

  3. Randy Estrella

    Well my friend. I can’t say I’m surprised you are that close to getting your degree. Let me say how damn proud I am of you for doing that and keeping it together like you have thru the years. Your innocence has never once been a doubt in any of our minds. I just wish I could do more for you my friend. I have a letter that I’ve been writing to you that I want to mail yet my guilt weighs me down so much. The years have gone by so fast with raising my son and just life my friend. I am so sorry I wasn’t there for you more. But the good news is I know in my heart I will see you again and it will be just like yesterday driving in your bread truck waking my ass up to go on deliveries with you. I miss you very much and love you brother. You keep your head and you be that same caring man we all know you have always been your whole life. Your in my thoughts every single day. Love you man.

  4. Lori Howard

    Hi Brian,

    You don’t know who I am, but I know quite a bit about you. I have read much of your site and I know you are innocent. In, fact, I truly don’t quite understand how you were convicted. No, actually I do understand all too well, it just blows my mind that this kind of travesty happens.

    When I first heard about you, it was through a site that I help manage for a man on death row who was convicted of a crime that never occurred. His name is Jeff and he is, like you are, I believe, a very strong, intelligent and good person. You both have suffered a horrible indignity and his truth is coming to light now, just as yours is.

    You both also have other things in common; Injustice Anywhere and Jen. I have no idea where we would be without them. My friend Jen, she is a gift, truly, and I love her dearly. You are both incredibly blessed to have such strong people on your side.

    I just wanted you to get this message now to let you know that I believe in you, I believed as soon as I started reading about you and I know so well that it has been a long hard road, but you are on your way now. That day is coming and I will be thrilled to watch it happen in the capacity that I can. You’ll be home soon.

    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers every single day.

    Truth, Light and Blessings to you,



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